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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Wilson Coulter
Date and Place of Birth: 26th April 1874, Loughbrickland, Banbridge, County Down, Ireland
Date and Place of Death: 29th July 1965, 19 McNeish Drive, Annan, Dumfriesshire
Childhood: Wilsons childhood was in Ireland.
Parents: Wilson & Elizabeth (nee Ross) Coulter
Parent’s occupations: Wilson worked as a General Labourer & Agricultural Labourer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Telegraph Labourer and later an Electric Sub Station Attendant (1921)
Place of residence at Gretna: G16 Eastriggs
Job title at Gretna:
Marital status: Married Margaret Boyes in 23rd July 1907 at Collin, Torthorwald, Dumfriesshire.
Children: 7 children
Trivia / any other information:
Wilson Coulter had arrived into Dumfriesshire by 1911, working as a Telegraph Labourer in the village of Collin, having married Margaret 3 years earlier, with one child.
All their children were born in Dumfriesshire, they were living in Kingholm Quay in 1917, with the birth of a child but must of moved to Eastriggs by the 1921 census.
Tragically, Wilson & Margaret lost their youngest son Jackie, 13 years, who drowned in the Solway Firth in 1937, they lived at Vancouver Road, Eastriggs.
Wilsons wife Margaret died 24th March 1963, living at 19 McNeish Drive, Annan, same address when Wilson also died 29th July 1965, his occupation being a Telegraph Linesman (Retired).
Wilson is buried in Dornock Cemetery, Section 191, Grave no 3, Interment No 1264.
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