I am an 82 year old lady and have been searching for the whereabouts my fathers brother went to in order to fulfill a promise I made to my father just befor he died in 1965. I know I cannot believe it myself!
After their father died my father Albert Briggs and his two brothers William Briggs born in 1906 in Staffordshire England and his younger brother Frederick were seperated as my grandmother Florence could not afford to keep her young sons.
My father was sent to live with an aunt in Ireland and my grandmother kept the youngest child but what happened to William has remained a mystery
Itis understood that William emigrated to Australia at some point but when is also a mystery
I found a William Briggs on a passsenger list to Australia 1925 going to Brisbane and living at 25 Woodford Road SE25
I know we had some realtives living in London They were my fathers cousin and her husband
He is stated as being a Dairy utensil worker and I remember my father saying that he William had gone to work on a Dairy Farm in Australia
The Ship is HOBSON BAY date of dept November 1925 from London to Brisbane
Has anybody any idea how I can progress with this search not only to fulfil my promise to my father whom I love dearly but it would be wonderful if I could find any living relatives. I had a sister who died when she was 6yrs old and I was 3years old so have been brought up as an only child. Whos knows perhaps some relative in Australia may like to know about William Briggs early life
I know my time is limited and if I am lfortunate enough to join my father when my time is up I will be able to tell him about his brother William
Thank you for reading thia post I apologise for my ramblings