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William Thomas Leigh

Birthplace Crewe EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 17 Cobden Street Carlisle Date of Birth: December 11, 1890 Date of Death: October 17, 1958


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :William Thomas Leigh
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth : 11th December 1890, Crewe.
Date and Place of Death: 17th October 1958
Nationality: English

Childhood: One of 3 but sister died in infancy
Parents: Herbert Leigh and Mary Hannah nee Street
Parents occupations: Steam engine maker fitter
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  None known
Occupation: Fitter
Place of residence at Gretna: Probably 17 Cobden St, Carlisle
Marital status: Married
Children: At least 2, one “incapacitated” on 1939 register
Travels: To New York twice as a “fitter”
Awards/recognitions: None known
Positions held: None known

Mini Biography

William Thomas Leigh 1890 – 1958

William Thomas Leigh was born on 11th December 1890 at Crewe, Cheshire to Herbert Leigh and Mary Hannah nee Street.

1891- lived at 15 Cobden Street Crewe. Father a steam engine maker fitter.

1901- 15 Cobden Street, Crewe. First of three children boy/boy/girl. His sister born in 1901 died in 1904.

1911- 15 Cobden Street, Crewe, an apprentice fitter. Dwelling with 3 rooms. Father now a brass turner and brother also an apprentice fitter. Mother died.

Quarter 3 1913 – married Louisa Jane Gibson in Carlisle.

Gretna- could have been there for the duration of the Factory.

November 1919- Employed by London and Northwestern Railway.

1921 – William Thomas, Louisa Jane, Herbert William ( son ) and two others on the record. William is listed as an ex or retired Gretna worker. Electoral register lists at 17 Sybil St. Carlisle

6th January 1923 – sailed Liverpool to New York as a fitter. Address given 17 Sybil St, Carlisle

1927 sailed to Washington from Liverpool via Ellis Island singly. 5ft4” tall. Brown hair and blue eyes. Father’s Crewe address given. Returned in June – machinist. Address given 17 Sybil St, Carlisle

1939 ash freighter driver living at 17 Sybil Street, Carlisle. Son born November 1914, a biscuit baker. Daughter born September 1920, incapicated.

17th October 1958 – died in Carlisle.

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