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World War II Cordite Works

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Roll of Honour of Staff at the M/S Factory Dalbeattie -
21 Surnames beginning with B :

Please Note : Names are primarily listed according to Surname at the time they worked in the Factory, so may be a Maiden surname in the case of many of the women. Cross-referencing will be done presently.

Surnames B :

Baillie, William Harkness : Grandson Alan Crossan has no other details than that his grandfather travelled daily from his home in Twynholm.

Balmer, Nancy : Cordite Blender in Edingham (Unit 2). Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Bamber, Nancy : Blending and Packing worker in Unit 2 Edingham. Notified by Jean Burnie.

Beagine, Bunty : Cordite Blender in Edingham (Unit 2). Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Bell, Barbara nee Clark : Bogie Runner ('shover'). Married a rear-gunner John Robb (Lancs) who died in action, then she later married Tom Bell. Notified by Mike Duguid. Worked with Jay Charters.

Bennet, Jim (James) : Inspector. Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Billson, Mrs. : Nurse at Factory. No. 6 on Factory Nurse & Canteen staff photo. Notified by D.T. (Tom) Henderson.

Bilson, Dorothy (married : Carey): Blending and Packing worker. Notified by Jean Burnie.

Biss, Aurelia : Head of workers in Staff Canteen (not the same as Plant Canteen).

Blandford, Agnes (Nancy) Jane : Worked at a munitions factory 'in this area', possibly MS Factory Dalbeattie. Notified by son Jim Adair.

Blandford, Jessie : Worked at a munitions factory 'in this area', possibly MS Factory Dalbeattie. Notified by nephew Jim Adair.

Bolton, I : Secretary in factory offices. Notified by Elizabeth Lunnie. N.B. : not the same as Ina MacGhie (married : Bolton) in packing and blending.

Boreland, Sarah : Bogie runner ('shover'). Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Bovie, Robert/Bob Mr. : Superintendent of Blending and Packing. Known and respected by Jean Burnie.

Bowes, Nancy (?Anne> : Packing and Blending worker, formerly in 'Wet Mix', transferred for carrying two trays rather than one. Notified by friend Margaret Dunlop/Mouat.

Brown, Catriona : Cordite Blender in Edingham (Unit 2). Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Brown, Cathy (Catherine) : Forewoman in Edingham (Unit 2). Notified by Elizabeth Robertson.

Forewoman, Jean Burnie
Forewoman, Jean Burnie

Burnie, Jean : Blending and Packing worker (eventually, Foreman) in Unit 2 Edingham. Worked in Hut G14 near Magazines. Contacted the writer. A key source for information on life at the factory.

Burnie, Jean : Bogie runner in Unit 2 Edingham. Known to Barbara Bell. Jean McBurnie may be the same (?).

Burnie, Jessie : Factory worker (?). Featured as one of the 'Ladies of Pekin' in the 'Aladdin' pantomime. Source : 'Explosive News' newssheet in Dalbeattie Museum.

Burnie, Rita (Margaret) (married : Robson): Unit 2 Staff Canteen worker. Notified by sister Jean Burnie.

Roll of Honour Additions :

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I look forwards to discussing your family involvement in M/S Factory Dalbeattie and RNAD Dalbeattie.
- Richard Edkins.

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