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William Roseby Twaddle

In charge of accounts department
Birthplace Tyne and Wear Cullercoats England Date of Birth: January 19, 1879


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

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 1879, Cullercoats, Tynemouth (2) (3) (5)

Date and Place of Death: 17/08/1929, North Shields (4) (11)

Nationality: British



Childhood: Born in Tynemouth , one of five children, two died young. Surviving siblings Thomas Twaddle born 1877 and Jane Twaddle born 1881 (5) (8)

Parents: Father: Robert Twaddle born 1851 in Sunderland (6)

 Mother: Mary Ann Wilkinson born 1853 in Bolam ,Northumberland (6) (9)               

Parent’s occupations: Father was a machinist (6)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  not known

 Occupation:  Accountant

Place of residence at Gretna: not known

Job title at Gretna: In charge of the accounts department at Gretna (11)

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Margarietta Moralee (9)

Date of marriage: 1912 (9)

Place/Parish of marriage: Tynemouth (9)

Children:  none known                  


Awards/recognitions: Founder of the St. Aiden Lodge of Freemasons at North Shields, and founder and Second Master of the Gretna Lodge under the Scottish Constitution. (1) (11)

Trivia / any other information:  “ He was the Assistant Secretary of the Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co. Ltd. for many years with the exception of a period during the war, when he placed his services at the disposal of the Ministry of Munitions and was sent to the Gretna works to take charge of the accounts department”. (11)

Mentioned in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard Saturday 09/12/1916 as one of the office -bearers invested into Gretna Masonic Lodge. He was the Treasurer. (10)


  1. Ancestry  – United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers 1751-1921
  2. Ancestry – BMD
  3. Find my past – BMD
  4. Ancestry – National Probate Calendar
  5. Ancestry -1881 census
  6. Find my past – 1891 census
  7. Find my past -1901 census
  8. Find my past – 1911 census
  9. Find my past BMD
  10. British newspaper archives – Dumfries & Galloway Standard 09/12/1916
  11. British newspaper archives -Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer 19/08/1929


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