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William Stephen Milne

Birthplace Aberdeenshire Aberdeen ScotlandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna A6, Staff Quarters Date of Birth: June 14, 1880 Date of Death: March 22, 1948


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

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 14/06/1880 at Aberdeen (1) (5) 

Date and Place of Death: 22/03/1948 at The Hospital, Westminster (8) (6) 

Buried 27/03/1948 at Camden (11) 

Nationality: British 



Childhood :  

In 1881 when William was ten months old,  he lived with his parents at 78 Wales Street, Aberdeen. (3)  By 1891 the family had moved to Constitution Street, Aberdeen. (1) He was the eldest of six children (1) (2) 

Siblings – James Ingram Milne born 1883 

                    Mary Milne born 1885 

                   Robert Ross Milne born 1887 

                    Edwin Bruce Milne born 1890 

                    Hilda Milne born 1893 

Parents: Father: Robert Milne born 1850 in Aberdeen (1) 

                Mother: Mary Ann Ingram born 1855 in Banff (1) (3)               

Parent’s occupations: Father was an analytical chemist (1) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Aberdeen University (12) 

 Occupation: Technical chemist / chemical engineer (2) (5) 

Place of residence at Gretna: A6, Staff Quarters, Eastriggs. (12) 

Job title at Gretna: Chemist 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Winifred (Freda) Ann Cooper (4) (5) (8) 

Date of marriage: 18/05/1925 (4) 

Place/Parish of marriage: All Souls Church, Hampstead (4) 

 Children:    Edwina Mary Cooper born 1928 in Hampstead (7) (8)                 


Awards/recognitions: New Associate of the Institute of Chemistry 1918 (10) (12). B.Sc. ,  A.R.I.C., M.I. Chem. E. (6) 

Trivia / any other information:  In 1939 he was an A.R.P. warden .  



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Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past 1891 census 
  1. Find my past 1901 census 
  1. Scotlands people 1881 census 
  1. Ancestry BMD 
  1. Find my past 1939 register 
  1. British newspaper archives 
  1. Find my past BMD 
  1. Probate calendars 
  1. Find my past 1911 census 
  1. Ancestry UK city and county directories. 
  1. Ancestry UK burial and cremation index 
  1. Dornock Farewell 





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