July 2015 blog posts (3)

Grace Casey

I have just had an eureka moment when scanning the Otranto passenger lists for 1953! Unfortunately the address given by my grandmother as a forwarding address was 28 Market Street in Melbourne which was the address for Frederick Tate & Co who handled passengers' luggage. They went out of business in the 60's and I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of them or where their archives may be.  Also does ENSA ring any bells? My Aunt Joan was a member during the war but it seems most…


Added by Dinah Ballantyne on July 31, 2015 at 3:41 — 2 Comments

Languish L D

I am researching  the  honour boards in our town , the name Linguish L. D. is posted. I cannot find any record for him on the nominal roll ww2 or in the National Archives. I have Goggled the name all to no avail. I did find reference to a

P. O. L. Languish RAAF being killed during the war there was no other details on that Trove entry.  Also  in Trove there was reference to a family of that name,  however so far none of the older residents can help. Can anyone help

Added by Shane Moss on July 17, 2015 at 20:41 — 2 Comments

Grace Casey

My maternal grandmother Grace Casey sailed from Tilbury, London on 30th January 1953 aboard ss Otranto. (Ticket No 11075!).  She arrived in Melbourne on 6th March 1953 when we understand she was met by her daughter Joan but we have no record of my Aunt's surname, whether she had married or went under her maiden name of Roberts or perhaps Casey.  From the day she stepped from the ship we cannot trace her.  If anyone can offer any advice I would be very very grateful. Regards, Dinah

Added by Dinah Ballantyne on July 16, 2015 at 3:31 — 1 Comment

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