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William Robert MitchellFitter and Crane Operator
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William Robert Mitchell
Date and Place of Birth:4 Dec 1897. Little Cheverell, Wiltshire.
Date and Place of Death: 20 Aug 1967. 33 Pasture road, Baildon, West Yorks.
Parents: William Mitchell and Mary Ann Williams
Parent’s occupations: William was a foreman labourer.
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Not known
Occupation: in 1917 he was a fitter and crane operator.
Place of residence at Gretna: 8 Butterdales Huts, Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna:Fitter and crane operator.
Marital status: Married
Spouse name (including male name): Florence Gertrude Pearson
Date of marriage: 26 Mar 1921
Place/Parish of marriage: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
Children: William Thomas (1921-2010), Alice Maude (1923-2007), Mary Rosaline (1925-1999), Florence Louisa (1930-2003) and Allan David (1945-
Travels: Travelled around GB
Awards/recognitions: None known
Trivia / any other information: It doesn’t seem that William will have worked at the factory for long because, on 26 Jun 1917 he enlisted in the Dornock Company of the RCC, Royal Engineers. It is not certain when or if he was posted to the front. He was demobbed on 19 Mar 1920.
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