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William Arthur Shelsher

Date of Birth: May 31, 1885


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 31st May 1885, Essex 

Date and Place of Death: April 1971, Essex 

Nationality: British


Childhood: Eldest of at least 5, father died when William was young 


Parents: John and Alice nee Lambert 

Parent’s occupations: Agricultural labourer 


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Labourer 


Place of residence at Gretna: 5R East 

Job title at Gretna: Chargeman

Marital status: Married Esther Cecilia Greengrass in Kensington.

Children: At least 2, possibly 3 

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

William Arthur Shelsher was born on 31st May 1885 in Essex to John and Alice nee Lambert  


1891 – living at Beauchamp Endway, Slated Cottage Number 2. Father an agricultural labourer 


1901 – Gilston, Hertfordshire. Mother widowed and working as a laundress-own account. William eldest of 5 children, working as an Agricultural labourer 


1911- Eastwick, Hertfordshire. A housekeeper on a farm with 5 rooms.  


1911- married Esther Cecilia Greengrass in Kensington.  


WW1 – employed as a chargeman at H M Factory Gretna, living at 5R East.  


1921 – William, Arthur, Esther Cecilia, William A and 2 others living at Averley Orsett, Essex.  


1939 – 4 Thurrock Road, Essex. Builder’s labourer. 


April 1971 – died in Essex aged 86 




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