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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.
"Elizabeth, Thank you again.  I shall of course let you know what it says.  Even if I get no further, the information that he lived there and is now deceased has helped.  I shall be in touch. Kindest regards Pat"
Feb 16
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Pat,   A copy of your fathers death certificate would likely list any wife & children if he had any but it all depends on how much information was given at the time by the informant (no guarantees) Please give an update if you get a…"
Feb 16
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Thanks again Elizabeth for helping me. I have a copy of my father's birth certificate. He was born at 350 Oxford Road, Reading. His mother's name was Catherine Thomas a hospital nurse of 34 The Broadway, Cricklewood, London NW. Name and…"
Feb 15
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 unable to check later marriages in Queensland for your father as they are restricted for privacy reasons Maybe the Hawke name was something to do with his father - I did find his birth in England and it stated his Mothers surname was…"
Feb 15
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Thank you Elizabeth for your time in looking further into your records for me. It is sad to think they are both deceased. I had tried through my member of parliament and also applied to a TV programme for help but you are the only one to come up…"
Feb 15
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Patrick   Unfortunately Doreen is also deceased - she is at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens in Queensland http://www.heavenaddress.com/Doreen-Alexis-Thomas/873249/ Only way to find out if she was his wife and if there were any children is…"
Feb 14
Patrick Edward May commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Dear Elizabeth Thank you so much for all this information.  That is amazing as it is the correct date of birth.  I have tried on many occasions without success to find him and back in the 70's my wife and I searched the records in…"
Feb 13
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Patrick,  Some information from the Queensland electoral rolls 1972 Kurilpa – Griffith electorate at 26 Crowther St Hill End - Edward –occupation( wardsman)  with a Doreen Alexis Thomas - occupation (home duties) 1977…"
Feb 13
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Patrick,  If you wanted to get a copy of his death certificate you would need to prove your identity as the death occurred less than 30 years…"
Feb 13
Elizabeth Allen replied to Patrick Edward May's discussion Finding EDWARD KEITH THOMAS b. 1924
"Patrick,  I have posted you a reply on the blog section of this site where you also posted this query Elizabeth"
Feb 13
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Patrick,  Further info - he is buried in Mount Gravatt Cemetery in Queensland Elizabeth"
Feb 13
Elizabeth Allen commented on Patrick Edward May's blog post Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.
"Patrick,  I found an Edward Keith THOMAS in our queensland electoral rolls up to 1980 and then found this info in the Brisbane Cemeteries site - does the birth date match? Surname THOMAS Given Names EDWARD KEITH Other Names Date of…"
Feb 13
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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 I haven't been able to trace her. He may well be deceased now but could have…See More
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Finding EDWARD KEITH THOMAS b. 1924

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 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 I haven't been able to trace her. He may well be deceased now but could have married over…See More
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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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