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Looking for GGrandfather relatives


My paternal Great Grandfather was not known to us. My GGrandmother did not marry him, but went on to have his son, my grandfather.

GGrandfather was William Harold Norman. Born in London 1891. Came to Australia sometime before WWI and signed up over here in 1914. He was injured in Gallipoli and Malta and returned to London then Australia in 1916. End of 1916 he was discharged from the Army. in 1918 my Pop was born.

I have been able to trace some army correspondence as…


Posted on April 4, 2015 at 21:41

looking for maternal Grandfather orphanage records


My maternal grandfather, David Cuthbert, DOB 12.3.1910 arrived in Australia as an orphan from Scotland-Glasgow. I have found a shipping record 1913 of a master David Cuthbert, aged 4 1/2 arriving on Orama, 10.10.1913. I am not 100% sure this is him but it is the only record I have located to date. My Mum and Aunties do not have a lot of information from his childhood, they believe he was a Barnados boy, perhaps living in Camden area. I have contacted Barnados in England (he was…


Posted on April 4, 2015 at 21:28 — 14 Comments

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