Skip to main content

To search our directory of workers at HM Factory Gretna either enter any name, place of birth or place of death in the search box or if you know what their job was from select from the drop-down menu.

Photo of William Gilchrist

William Gilchrist

Birthplace Tweedmouth Date of Birth: November 12, 1891


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Gilchrist

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 12/11/1891 Tweedmouth

Date and Place of Death: N/K

Nationality: British




Parents: Alice Dixon Gilchrist

Parent’s occupations: Assistant sub-postmistress (mother)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: B.Sc Durham

Occupation: Science Student in 1911

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Chemist at Dornock

Marital status: Ethel T (nee Leith) Gilchrist 1939 Q2 Northumberland

Children: N/K

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K

Trivia / any other information: 



  • Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K
  • Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/K


  • Blogs about the individual: N/K
  • Websites about the individual: N/K

Further links, notes, and comments:

Enlisted February 1916 as a Chemist as Pioneer 146362 Royal Engineers. Transferred September 1916 to Army Reserve Class W under the Ministry of Munitions’ Explosive Supply Store.

Remembered on the Dornock Souvenir and gave family address, Manse House, West End, Tweedmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed.

In 1939 works as a Chemist (Cement and Explosives) in Berwick.

Related by Category

Translate »