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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Garvie
Date and Place of Birth: 28th September 1891, Ardgowan Street, Glasgow
Date and Place of Death: 14th September 1957, Hendon, Middlesex
Parents: John and Margaret Aitcheson nee Smith
Parent’s occupations: Joiner
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Analytical and technical Chemist
Place of residence at Gretna: 52, The Rand, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Chemist
Marital status: Married Violet Jamieson
Children: At least 1.
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William Garvie was born on 28th September 1891 at 145 Ardgowan Street, Glasgow, Scotland to John Garvie, a joiner journeyman, and Margaret Aitcheson nee Smith.
1901 – living at Hawkhead Road, Paisley. Father a house joiner. No mother listed.
5th August 1918- married Violet Jamieson at the George Temperance Hotel, Paisley. Listed as an analytical chemist and Violet recorded as a typist.
WW1- employed as a chemist at H M Factory, Gretna living at 52, The Rand, Eastriggs. (Electoral register) and listed in the Dornock Farewell with an address of 44 Beechwood Drive, Renfrew.
1939- 29 Newcombe Park, Hendon. A technical chemist and commercial manager. 1 son also listed.
14th September 1957- died at ‘Gleniffer’, Hendon, Middlesex.
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