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William James GainsAcid Section Foreman
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Gains. (William James Gaines).
Date and Place of Birth: July 26th 1886 or 1881, St Leonards, Sussex, England.
Date and Place of Death: 1947, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England.
Childhood: His siblings were Catherine Sophia (1873-1950), Mary (1875-?), James William (1876), Ada (1877-?), Maud (1879), Alice Sophia (1880), Frederick (1885-1947), Frank Henry (1887-1959), Alfred Charles Gaines/Gaines (1889-1926).
Parents: James Gaines (1853-1910) and Agnes Taylor (1859-?).
Parent’s occupations: The 1881 England Census states that his father was a Bricklayers labourer.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/A.
Occupation: The 1939 England and Wales Register referred to him as a General Labourer-Heavy Worker.
Place of residence at Gretna: 29 Delhi Road, Eastriggs.
Job title at Gretna: Acid section foreman.
Marital status: Married Annie Rumsey (1883-1975).
Children: Elsie Irene (1916-2009) and Catherine Gaines/Gaines (1919-?).
Trivia / any other information: N/A.