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Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
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I am writing to see if Lawrence Psaila, who emigrated with his parents and siblings to Australia - likely to Melbourne - in 1956 is known to anyone on this board. He would now be around 70 years…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Bruce Feb 20.

 

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Nigel Bruce replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"Hi Sylvia, njbruce@hku.hk - please follow up.... Nigel"
Feb 20
Sylvia replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"If the Lawrence in the 1980 electoral roll is the right one, then it seems he is still at the same address ... (of course I can't just mention that address here in public)"
Feb 17
Nigel Bruce replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"Hi Sylvia, I was born in May 1949, and Lawrence was a bit older. Just hope others can come in with more information. There must surely be a Psaila 'clan' of sorts in Melbourne. Best regards, Nigel"
Feb 17
Sylvia replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"I've just had a look at the 1957 outward UK passenger list for the above family. They were orginally from Egypt and dad was listed as a motor mechanic .. (and mum's first initial was an "X"). "L" and "A" were…"
Feb 17
Nigel Bruce replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"Many thanks - yes, it all makes sense. However, 17 years have passed, so I hope Lawrence and his family are OK and I can trace them. Best regards, Nigel Bruce"
Feb 17
Sylvia replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"PS re the electoral rolls listings for e.g.: 1977 - city, Melbourne North, Victoria, Australia.1980 - city, Wills, Victoria, Australia In these electoral rolls "city" is the actual suburb or place name (will be exposed when logging in to…"
Feb 17
Sylvia replied to Nigel Bruce's discussion Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)
"Could this be his family? This is could be the death of his mother in 2001 : http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/2585324/view?random=1518861413455 It would fit with the initials in this passenger list:…"
Feb 17
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Trying to trace Lawrence Psaila, formerly of Alexandria, Egypt (till 1956)

I am writing to see if Lawrence Psaila, who emigrated with his parents and siblings to Australia - likely to Melbourne - in 1956 is known to anyone on this board. He would now be around 70 years old.His father was the superintendant at the British Boys' School in Alexandria when the Suez  Crisis erupted in 1956 and British-connected foreigners were forced to leave Egypt.My father was the headmaster of that school, and Lawrence and I used to play together.I found this photo on a BBS website: …See More
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