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William John HibbardWorks chemist
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William John Hibbard
Date and Place of Birth: 10th March 1897 East Ham, London
Date and Place of Death: March 1924, London School of Tropical Medicine
Childhood: Youngest of 2. Mother died in 1901, father remarried in 1902
Parents: John William and Emily Letitia nee Smith
Parent’s occupations: Bullion Arsager (Gold)
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Kanpp Road, East Ham from 1900
Occupation: Chemical engineer
Place of residence at Gretna: 13-15 The Rand, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna: Works chemist.
Marital status: Unmarried
Travels: Worked in Ghana and Jamaica
Trivia / any other information:
William John Hibbard was born on 10th March 1897 to John William and Emily Letitia nee Smith at East Ham, London. Youngest of 2 children.
1900- admitted to Knapp Road School, East Ham
1901- 1 Chilton Road, Bromley, Bow. Father a bullion Arsager (gold).
June 1901 – mother died.
July 1902- Father remarried.
1911- 128 Clements Road, East Ham, London. Father a Bullion Arsager. 5 rooms.
WW1- employed as a works chemist at H M Factory, Gretna living at 13-15 The Ridge, Eastriggs. Listed in Dornock Farewell with London address of 128 Clements Road, East Ham. Also listed in Electoral register.
1922 – sailed to the Gold Coast an engineer
4th November 1923- sailed from Jamaica to Liverpool – listed as a chemical engineer.
March 1924 – died aged 27 at the London School of Tropical Medicine
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