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William Arthur ShelsherChargeman
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Arthur Shelsher
Date and Place of Birth: 31st May 1885, Essex
Date and Place of Death: April 1971, Essex
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
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
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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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