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Offline dianacl

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Re: chilwell munitions factory WW1
« Reply #36 on: Friday 07 November 14 19:50 GMT (UK) »
To Dave, "Retired Traveller"  Would you please check your book on the Chilwell explosion for me?  I have a great uncle who I was told also won an OBE at this time.  His name is Quinn.  Many thanks
Diana

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Re: chilwell munitions factory WW1
« Reply #37 on: Saturday 06 June 15 12:17 BST (UK) »
Hi

Just wondered if there may be employee records kept somewhere. I was given a factory disc which belonged to a family member, but unfortunately no one knew who it was owned by !!!

My Great Grandad Albert Pearce was born in Beeston, Notts, but I believe he was in the RAF during WW1, but his wife Laura May Pearce, then Cox, was apparently in the Land Army, so I'm presuming it may have been hers. I know both families lived at Long Eaton at some point in time too. My Great Grandma was actually born in Albert Village in 1900. Not entirely sure where the families lived during the War.

Either way, if there was a list of employees somewhere, I could search for any Cox or Pearce that may have been at the Shell Filling Factory, to see if any appear on my family tree.

Kind Regards

Nige