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Finding EDWARD KEITH THOMAS b. 1924
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I am trying to trace my father EDWARD KEITH THOMAS born in 1924 (Reading, Berkshire) who was in the UK Royal Navy during WW2. He absented himself from HMS Golden Hind in Sydney Australia around…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Allen Feb 13.

 

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Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Hi Sylvia Many thanks for taking the time to do all this research.  Catherine has only used the one name although of course she may have had a second forename.  There are so many of the same name when I go through the BDM site. Don't…"
Sep 14
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Hi Pat/Sue,   Here is that link: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/patients-doctors-nurses/ . I’ve had a look at the links on Ancestry where my main focus was on nurses who had a connection to…"
Sep 13
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Sylvia Thanks for looking at all of this.  The 34 is the number of the road. We know absolutely nothing about Pat's father from anyone and have tried asking the remaining relatives on his mother's side to no avail.  Can't…"
Sep 10
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat/Sue, 1 - I assume 34 is the road number and not Caroline's age? 2 - Do you happen to know whether Edward was brought up by his mother, or was he adopted and/or put into care? (trying to narrow down a possible death year) 3 - And, which…"
Sep 9
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Sylvia Thanks for taking an interest in our search. Pat's father's birth cert. reads: Reg Dist: Reading 1925 Sub district St Mary 29th December 1924 at 350 Oxford Rd., Reading  -Name: EDWARD KEITH HAWKE Father-blank  Mother…"
Sep 9
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat, Does Edward's birth and/or marriage certificate mention his mum Caroline's age (and her place of birth)? And was anything else mentioned about her when he gets married in 1943 e.g. was she still alive, her address, her occupation…"
Sep 9
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat & Sue,  You are very welcome & happy to be of assistance You never know what may turn up in the future as the world is a much smaller place thanks to the internet Elizabeth"
Sep 9
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Elizabeth Thinking that any climate in Australia is warmer than England and where we live in Devon it rains a lot!   My only hope is for some contact maybe with a grandchild of Doreen.  We don't participate in the social media of…"
Sep 9
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat,  I am really hoping that a member of Doreens family finds this message & may be able to fill in any gaps We are assuming that the children noted on Vincents obituary are from this 1947 marriage to Doreen Alexis FOSTER If it hadn't…"
Sep 7
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Elizabeth What great news.  My Dad may have been poor but not a bigamist!  He obviously didn't want to be conscripted as he 'ran' several times and was imprisoned within the Navy for it.  Just newly married with a baby…"
Sep 7
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat,  This is all I have on Doreen Alexis FOSTER at the moment - worked out via info from Electoral Rolls/addresses at the time 8th January 1947 engagement notice - Trove  - this was for her 1st marriage Notice was in the Cootamundra…"
Sep 6
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Ahhhhh the reverse WA marriage index! .. I have had the link for years, but tend to forget about this wonderful private initiative. Too many available links, but too little brain matter to recall them :-)"
Sep 6
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Sylvia,  1963 was parts of WA via the Reverse marriage Index Tasmania you can search up to 1930 for marriages & deaths on the Tasmanian Federation  CD (Digger) Eliz."
Sep 6
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Where does 1963 come from? For Qld "Current marriage search range is from 1829 to 1942" and for VIC "marriages in Victoria from 1853 to 1942"  ==> 2017 - 1942 = 75 SA and WA are lagging behind a bit, TAS is lagging a…"
Sep 6
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Sylvia,  2017 to 1963 makes it 54 years which is strange as often people are still living who have been married for 54 years (that is if we are talking about privacy issues) I wish all the states had the same criteria as they are all over the…"
Sep 6
Sylvia commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"I know that the Netherlands enforces 75 years for marriages, and I assume that states like QLD and VIC do the same. With other words, QLD is up-to-date !!"
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Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.

I am trying to trace my father EDWARD KEITH HAWKE THOMAS born in 1924 (Reading, Berkshire) who was in the UK Royal Navy during WW2. He absented himself from HMS Golden Hind in Sydney Australia around September 1946.  He married my mother in July 1943 in Reading, Berkshire.  I was born in 1944.  I am not aware that he returned to this country but his mother and maybe other family may have still been here although…

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