looking for my grandfather, Emmerson Alderson Smith, born 1914 England. We believe he came to Australia in 1957, he was a seaman and we think he jumped ship in Fremantle. i have found a record that a Emmerson Alderson Smith was classed as a British deserter. However, i cannot access any records from that. Is there any other searches can do to see if this is the person I'm looking for.....Thankyou
Where did you find the record that he was classed as a deserter?
(Note: He is definitely working as a fireman on various ships in the thirties and forties. I'd previously looked for him in Australia as well, but without any probable hits. Could he have changed his name and/or left Australia? )
P.S. I don't think that ir is a good idea to duplicate questions. Stick to this one for now. You can always add a comment to bump it to the top of the list.
Hi Sylvia, i have found out on this site that says Emmerson Alderson Smith was classed as a British Deserter.
Its interesting the information you have given here and would like to know where you found it.