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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William Mitchell
Date and Place of Birth: 2 Nov 1868. Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Date and Place of Death: 6 Aug 1935. Esholt, Bradford, West Yorks
Parents: William Mitchell and Mary Ann Caney
Parent’s occupations: Father a labourer who moved around the country.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:
Occupation: Labourer (public works).
Place of residence at Gretna: 14 Wyllies, Eastriggs on 1 Jan 1917 when his daughter, Rosina was enrolled at Eastriggs School. Also at Butterdales, Eastriggs in 1918.
Job title at Gretna: May have been employed a s a ganger or foreman
Marital status: married
Spouse name (including male name): Mary Ann Williams
Date of marriage: 24 Dec 1892
Place/Parish of marriage: Frodsham, Cheshire, England
Children: 14 of whom 9 were still alive and 7 were living at home at the time of the 1911 census. George (1891-1956), Elizabeth Jane (1893-1963), Alice (1895-1969), William Robert (1897-1967), Mary Ann (1900-1977), Sarah Ann Harriet Maud (1905-2002) and Rosina (1909-1987)
Travels: All over Great Britain as a travelling Navvy or civil engineering labourer.
Awards/recognitions: None known
Trivia / any other information: His eldest son/step son, George was married in Dornock Church on 3 Mar 1917 to Eva Alice Barker. There is a wedding photograph which includes many of the Mitchell clan including, possibly, his father/step father, William Mitchell.