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William James Rumley

Birthplace Kent Dartford Place of Death Kent Dartford


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William James Rumley
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: Q1 1873, Dartford, Kent
Date and Place of Death: Q4, 1921, Dartford , Kent
Nationality: British
Childhood: 3rd of 9
Parents: John and Jane Priscilla nee Hills
Parents occupations: Contractor’s labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Labourer and plater in iron foundry
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married
Children: 2 daughters – both died in 1916
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Mini Biography
William James Rumley 1873-1921
William James Rumley was born in Q1 1873 at Dartford, Kent to John and Jane Priscilla nee Hills
1881 – living at 12, Vauxhall Place, Lowfield Street, Dartford. Father a contractor’s labourer. William the 3rd of 9 children
1891- Courtney Avenue, Wilmington, Kent. William a general labourer
December 1893 married Eliza Adelaide West. Aged 18 at Dartford
1901- living at 136, Lowefield Street, Dartford. Married with 2 children. Labourer at a foundry
1911-, 2 Hadlow Place, Lowfield Street, Dartford. 2 rooms and 2 daughters. A plater labourer at iron foundry
1916 – both daughters died , one April and one October aged 19 and 21
Employed at Gretna . Too old for military service.
1921 – listed as a retired or ex Gretna worker. Eliza and William are on the record in Dartford
Q4 1921 – died at Dartford, Kent aged 48

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