November 2020 blog posts (2)

Mention in Dispatches

I've obtained from the NAA the service and casualty records of my wife's grandfather during WWII.

These explain where he went but not what he did. There's a view he was mentioned in dispatches.

How can I discover such information if true? (Thanks In Advance)

Added by John on November 22, 2020 at 11:47 — 1 Comment

Smithfield Hostel in 1969

The Gamble family (father, Alan; mother Rita; myself Tony, aged 13, and my sister Sarah Louise) arrived in Adelaide on board 'Castel Felice' in February 1969 having left Southampton on 8 January. I have located our passenger arrival record to confirm this, though I'm unsure of exact date of arrival.

  • I believe we lived in Smithfield Hostel before moving to Brimsdown Road in, at that time, Elizabeth West until, for family reasons, we returned to the UK in February…
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Added by Tony Gamble on November 12, 2020 at 8:12 — No comments

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