July 2014 blog posts (6)

Looking for my father Samuel Alan Robinson (born 8th December 1919)

After years of looking for my father, I think I have just discovered that he emigrated to Canberra, Australia on Oronsay from Tilbury, London, on 29th April 1966.  The records state that he was with Joyce Clarrie (nee Abbot) and her date of birth was 11th November 1921.

 

I am desperate to find out more about my father.  Can anyone help please?  What do I do next?

Added by Philip Maurice Robinson on July 31, 2014 at 18:10 — No comments

Looking for my father Samuel Alan Robinson (born 8th December 1919)

After years of looking for my father, I think I have just discovered that he emigrated to Canberra, Australia on Oronsay from Tilbury, London, on 29th April 1966.  The records state that he was with Joyce Clarrie (nee Abbot) and her date of birth was 11th November 1921.

 

I am desperate to find out more about my father.  Can anyone help please?  What do I do next?

Added by Philip Maurice Robinson on July 31, 2014 at 8:39 — 4 Comments

WW1 Official Soldier Portraits

Can anyone tell me please if all soldiers in WW1 had an official photograph taken. I have been able to find my Grandfather Walter Reginald Snow, but have not been able to locate one for his brothers, Frank Snow Service No: 920(not to be confused with Frank Noel Snow).

Thanks to your help earlier I was able to see a photo of another brother William Arthur Snow in a Trove Newspaper.

Would very much like to see one of Frank.

Di

Added by Dianne m Heinemann on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 — 2 Comments

East Coast Passenger Lists during WWII

Are there no records available for ship passengers arriving from USA/Canada to Melbourne (not via Fremantle) during the war years?

Added by Anthony Price on July 22, 2014 at 12:25 — No comments

Lost Contact.CAVE Family

The Cave family, Samuel, Ethel ( father and mother)  James Terrence, Eraina, Philip,Stuart and Michelle (children) emigrated from Ipswich, England in August 1959 and arrived in Adelaide Australia  on the ship " STRATHAIRD" they were last heard of in the Port Augusta area.

Samuel Cave was  Yorkshire born and served in the RAF as a tail gunner in WW2. He later worked as a Electrical Fitter in UK Power Stations. Ethel, his wife, I believe had previously been a…

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Added by DEREK GLADDEN on July 15, 2014 at 18:17 — 1 Comment

Where do I search for records of someone who arrived in Aust. in 1947.

Michael McLaren was on the assisted passage scheme for ex-servicemen. His service number was RA 1509253.I can find no record of him other than on the passenger list for the Orion and classified as  'Labourer 111). Do records exist  which shows where passengers went after they disembarked? I've checked Electoral rolls, Marriage records but have not found any answers.

Added by jacqueline ann Kilbourne on July 15, 2014 at 7:28 — 9 Comments

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