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Alan Clift

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I am researching the life of my maternal grandfather's brother, Walter Alan Clift. He was born in Southampton, England in 1898, and moved to Jersey with his family.

He was active in the 1914-1918 war, and then left the U.K., together with his wife Stella Sabina, on the 25/8/1921 aboard the SS Berrima.

The next thing I know is that he enlisted in Paddington. NSW, his service number being.NX24101. He gave his birth year as 1900!

He was captured in Singapore and…

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Added by Bertrand Pilz on November 21, 2019 at 5:56 — 10 Comments

Welsh/ Australia Connection

Researching the family history of my "Grandfathers Brother" Leonard Wallace Palfrey Born 1897. Left the UK in January 1924 in the company of a Miss Dorthy Chard. Born 1897. Both from  Malpas, Newport, Wales. London to Sydney on board the P&O SS Bendigo. Passenger ticket No 78 Chard. Passenger ticket No 79 Palfrey.To date, have been unable to trace any records in the NAA of Australia. Any members able to point me in the right direction, would be much appreciated. Regards Stuart.

Added by Stuart Powell on November 18, 2019 at 6:11 — 11 Comments

Searching for the Ogrodnik family members

Searching for the family members of the Ogrodnik clan . 

My grandparents Jan and Marija with their two children Joseph and Marianna were displaced persons and arrived here on the ship SKAUGUM 28th July 1949 . 

On the ships records their are other listed family members who were settled in other parts of Australia.  

Any information or links would be greatly appreciated . 

Added by Karen Ogrodnik on November 10, 2019 at 8:32 — 5 Comments

David Letham Hamilton from Glasgow

I am in search of information of David Letham Hamilton ,Margaret Sawers Hamilton, his wife and daughter Mabel Lorraine Hamilton arriving in australia about 1912 -1914 from Glasgow Scotland.I;ve tried assisted passages not there.

Added by John Hills on October 31, 2019 at 6:21 — 14 Comments

Florence Hunter

There are many members of family searching for  information about her. We know she was born 22.12.1902 in Belfast Ireland. We know she went to Australia in 1923 aboard the Baradine, she was recorded as being a domestic. She returned to England aboard the Ormonde from Sydney in 1932 and  was recorded as being a trained nurse.

Then there is a difference in what the family know / think. Some family believe she returned to Australia in 1939, others that she returned aboard the Ormonde in…

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Added by Elizzbeth on October 10, 2019 at 22:03 — 8 Comments

Gurner family

Gurner William 1798 born Cambridge UK sent to Australia 1830 as a convict, he was on a ship called the Royal George which brought the convicts to Van Diemans Land.  He worked on the estate of Edward Archer esquire at Woolmers. William was granted his freedom 14th July 1836 according to the Hobart Town Crier.  Edward Archer was very fair to the convicts.  I am trying to find out what happenend to William after this time.  If any one has any information it would…

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Added by Madeline Goldingay on October 3, 2019 at 7:34 — 8 Comments

Gurner family

Gurner William 1798 born Cambridge UK sent to Australia 1830 as a convict, he was on a ship called the Royal George which brought the convicts to Van Diemans Land.  He worked on the estate of Edward Archer esquire at Woolmers. William was granted his freedom 14th July 1836 according to the Hobart Town Crier.  Edward Archer was very fair to the convicts.  I am trying to find out what happenend to William after this time.  If any one has any information it would…

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Added by Madeline Goldingay on October 3, 2019 at 7:34 — 2 Comments

Unable to access Soldiers File on National Archives. Ref No. quoted on www.aif.adfa.edu.au ; is NAA: B2455  Number- 8005424.  Surname was spelt incorrectly on Embarkation Roll. Reason for interest in…

Unable to access Soldiers File on National Archives. Ref No. quoted on www.aif.adfa.edu.au ; is NAA: B2455  Number- 8005424.  Surname was spelt incorrectly on Embarkation Roll.

Reason for interest in PARKER-LAYOCK is in his statement dated 4/12/1916 at No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen France in relation to ROSS, Mervyn Pte. S/N 1040, when he stated that ROSS had been killed at…

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Added by JEFF PEIRCE on September 23, 2019 at 14:40 — 3 Comments

8 MAY 1954 SKAUBRYN weis family

did anyone have family that  arrived 8 MAY 1954 SKAUBRYN, im trying to find out anything about my family gerhard and ellen weis  her maiden name neumann, they travelled with a child and a baby and stayed at the bonagilla camp

Added by carly deeks on September 18, 2019 at 1:59 — 1 Comment

family

I would like to contact , locate my family can anyone help please .

FENDALL James Douglas born 16 July 1924;

Winifred (nee Cozier) born 5 January 1928;

Anita Margaret born 2 July 1949;

Bernadette born 5 October 1952;

Carol Margaret born 27 December 1954;

departed UK on October 1963 .Canberra.

Believed to be…

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Added by Tony Latham on August 15, 2019 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

Berg Family History

My grandfather, Alfred Berg (born Adolf Bergman 1877 Goteborg) came to Australia from Sweden in the early 1900’s aboard a ship. 

In 1915 he and my grandmother (Edith) lived in the Tenterfield region of NSW. Grandfather was the postmaster at Yetman, a small town south of Tenterfield.

I have found information about his time in Tenterfield, but need more documents relating to when he arrived in Australia, and where he travelled to and from prior to 1912. 

Does anyone have…

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Added by Maureen Durney on June 8, 2019 at 11:50 — 16 Comments

School friend

i am looking for an old school friend Kenneth C Harvey born in Liverpool U.K. sailed to Melbourne Australia 1955, brother  Dennis, parents Cyril & Olive.         

Any information please contact me, TIA

Added by Ronald Johannessen on May 26, 2019 at 5:38 — 6 Comments

Hi all. Dylys Heywood could still be alive and living near Nightcliff Darwin . If anyone could help.  X

Hi all. Dylys Heywood could still be alive and living near Nightcliff Darwin . If anyone could help.  X

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Added by Stuart Retour on May 18, 2019 at 21:16 — 4 Comments

Family

I am for looking Marjorie Joyce Miller 

Birth _ 8 -Oct -1929 

  i know that she has sister they 

Iola Dawn Mary Miller who Married Kevin West 

Died on May - 2016 

Sheilah Carol…

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Added by Debbie E Miller on May 12, 2019 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

WW2 12 Small Ships Coy

I am looking for information re John Francis Stone, Service Nos. 41360/SX33889 who was born on 7th September, 1926, enlisted on 2nd November, 1044 and served in the 12 th Small Ships Coy of the Royal Australian Engineers in WW2. I am also looking for information about his unit and the type of duties it was involved in and where.

arthur.

Added by arthur bell on May 8, 2019 at 0:06 — 2 Comments

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — 10 Comments

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — 2 Comments

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — No comments

SEARCHING FOR LEONARD JOSEPH GAZZARD

I am searching for any information on Leonard Joseph Gazzard born in 1877 and died in March 1948.

Ruth Ellis

Added by Ruth Ellis on April 11, 2019 at 12:12 — 6 Comments

SEARCHING FOR INFO RE: WALTER COATESWORTH ( MY GR UNCLE)

I am researching my family tree and Walters name often cropped up when I was growing up. His brother Albert was my Grandad on my Dads side.

The COATESWORTH family has often wondered what happened to Walter and I have found quite a few interesting things about him, not all on the strait and narrow but that adds to the COATESWORTH story.

I would love to hear from anyone who knows of or has ant Australian…

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Added by SUE TOMLINSON (COATESWORTH) on April 5, 2019 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

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