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Lost Relatives
Who Once Lived in Myanmar

Many who lived in Myanmar years ago were scattered to the four winds. Some of these are now being urgently sought by a relative.

Maybe it is a brother or sister who suddenly feels the need to regain contact. Or maybe a son or daughter, nephew or niece; or even later generations, who need to know something about the family from which they stem, before it is too late. Can you help?

Even if you who read this are young, your parents or grandparents could be delighted to help. Why not print out this page and try out their memory of the old days, which can often be bursting with details of a life that is now long passed away?

if you would like to add your own appeal for help in finding a lost relative from Myanmar.
Please note that lost relatives from other parts of the world are NOT ELIGIBLE for inclusion here, no matter how much they may be missed.

The latest appeals for help are nearer the top of the page, below the index.

Each entry has an e-mail facility to send an answer to. NB - this page has been rewritten to keep the addresses of contributors hidden; but you can still reply to any appeal by clicking at the end of that appeal.

We don't put REPLIES on this web site, but you may like to know how many searches are eventually successful - so we have put an mark to the right of every name in the index whose search has received one or more eplies. (Up to now 1857 replies have been sent, to 549 appeals.)

1940s - Carlowe 1930s - J C Dutta 1960s - Jeffrey Kyaw Hoe 1910s - Tanwar
1940s - .... Hembrough 1930s - A.M.Pillai OR C.K . THAMBY 1930s - A.M.Pillai OR C.K . THAMBY 1940s - Aaron
1860s - Adamson 1860s - Adamson 1940s - Ah Zon Soe Naying 1950s - Alexander
1960s - Alfie 1960s - Ali Ahmed 1890s - Allen 1930s - Andrew
1940s - Andrews 1930s - Antioch 1930s - Antioch 1840s - Antram
1840s - Antram 1870s - Antram 1990s - Aris 1940s - Armstrong
1960s - Atkins 2000s - Aung 1970s - Aung 1970s - Aung
1950s - Aunty Rose 1940s - Avanis 1940s - Avanis 1990s - Aye Aye Mu
1850s - B.O.B.s Of Burma 1930s - Ba 1860s - Bacon 1940s - Baker
1940s - Baker 1940s - Ballard 1960s - Balthazar 1900s - Baptist
1900s - Baptist 1940s - Bargons 1930s - Barnard 1950s - Barrett
1960s - Baudeville 1940s - Bay 1950s - Beeby 1870s - Bloxham
1940s - Boudvill 1840s - Bowman 1850s - Bowman 1940s - Boyd
1870s - Boyd 1940s - Bradshaw 1990s - Brang Di 1940s - Breadon
1890s - Browne 1940s - Bruen 1990s - Bruhns 1900s - Buchanan
2000s - Burma 1950s - Burma B.O.B's 1960s - Burma Convent Girls 1920s - Burne
1950s - Bye 1920s - Caddy 1940s - Caldecourt 1940s - Caldecourt
1940s - Caldecourt 1950s - Caldecourt 1910s - Calogreedy 1910s - Calogreedy
1900s - Calogreedy 1940s - Calogreedy 1930s - Calogreedy 1930s - Carmichael
1940s - Carr 1890s - Carr 1940s - Chan 1940s - Checksfield
1970s - Chetrri 1950s - Chettiar 1940s - Chit Tun 1970s - Chopra
1940s - Clarke 1940s - Cockburn 1940s - Coia 1840s - Combes
2000s - Conbro 1940s - Cooper 1940s - Cooper 1940s - Cooper
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1950s - Cox 1920s - Crawford 1920s - Crawford-Kashany 1910s - Crisp
1950s - Cross 1940s - D Mello 1940s - D'Attadies 1880s - D'Castro
1940s - D'Lima 1870s - D'Mello 1840s - D'Mello 1900s - D'Silva
1910s - D'Silva 1960s - D'Silva 1970s - D'Silva 1940s - D'Souza
1940s - DCouto 1940s - DCouto 1940s - Daniels 1860s - Darwood
1940s - Das 1940s - David 1940s - David 1940s - Davidson
1940s - Davidson 1920s - Davidson 1940s - Davidson 1960s - Daw Aye Kyin
1950s - Dawson 1940s - Dawson 1940s - Dawson 1940s - Dawson
1940s - Dcouto / Dcoutho 1860s - De Mello 1940s - De Souza 1940s - De Souza
1960s - De-Grey 1940s - Deane 1950s - Decruz 1950s - Decruz
1950s - Decruz 1940s - Demello 1940s - Demello 1950s - Dennis
1960s - Desai 1940s - Disney 1940s - Dixon 1960s - Doctor Harris Gyi
1940s - Donaldson 1940s - Donaldson 1940s - Dover 1940s - Dr Khin Sabai
1940s - Duarte 1900s - Ducann 1940s - Ducann 1940s - Duffy
1940s - Dunsis 1940s - Dunsis 1940s - Eadon 1940s - Eccles
1880s - Edgar Noyce 1940s - Edmond 1950s - Edward 1940s - Edward
1940s - Edwardes 1940s - Edwards 1940s - Edwards 1940s - Edwards
1940s - Edwards 1930s - Ellis 1920s - Ellis 1920s - Ellis Minus
1940s - Elsey 1940s - Embley 1910s - Embley 1920s - Evans/Rowlands
1930s - Evers 1940s - Fairman 1940s - Fairman 1940s - Fateh Muhammad
1880s - Federico 1870s - Ferguson 1940s - Fernandez 1930s - Finglas
1940s - Fitgerald Or Dolman 1920s - Fitzgerlad/Claudius 1990s - Flying St. Luke's Toungoo 1930s - Fontaine
1940s - Fontyn 1940s - Fontyn 1910s - Foote 1940s - Ford
1940s - Forster 1890s - Foxwell 1880s - Francis 1960s - Francis
1940s - Fraser 1870s - Fressanges 1940s - G Y Knight 1940s - Galway
1940s - Garraty 1950s - Gasper/Eadon 1890s - George William Roberts 1960s - Gin
1930s - Girls Friendly Society 1930s - Girls Friendly Society, Maymo 1920s - Good 1920s - Goodliffe
1940s - Goudie 1940s - Grandson 1930s - Grant 1940s - Grinnol
1940s - Grubert 1990s - Gurung 1870s - Haddock 1900s - Hampton
1950s - Han 1930s - Harding Ducann 1970s - Harris 1880s - Hart
1890s - Hart 1930s - Hartnoll 1890s - Hayes 1860s - Heard-White
1940s - Hembrough 1940s - Hembrough 1910s - Henri 1970s - Herbertson
1980s - Herbertson 1970s - Herbertson 1970s - Herbertson 1940s - Herbertson
1920s - Hesse 1950s - High School 1890s - Hilbert 1940s - Hinton
1940s - Hinton 1940s - Hogan-Taylor 1940s - Hollingsworth/Xavier 1940s - Howell
1840s - Humphreys 1940s - Hutchins 1940s - Hynes 1940s - Hynes
1860s - Innes 1950s - Innes 1920s - Innes 1940s - Jackson
1910s - Jacobs 1930s - James 1940s - James A. MITCHELL 1960s - Jeffrey Kyaw Hoe
1940s - Johannes 1900s - John Dixon 1920s - Johnson 1910s - Johnson
1970s - Johnson 1940s - Jones 1940s - Jones 1950s - Jones
1910s - Jones 1940s - Jones Andprice/Piellew 1960s - Joseph 1940s - June Fisher
1920s - Kaligithi 1950s - Kar 1940s - Kar 1950s - Kar Or Hawthorne
1950s - Kar Or Hawthorne 1940s - Keeley 1940s - Kelly 1940s - Kelly
1990s - Kennedy Thein 1960s - Khan 1940s - Khan Family 1940s - Khan Family
1940s - Khin 1940s - Khin Hnyaw 1970s - Khin Maung Tun 1930s - King
1930s - King 1960s - Kulaintha Sami(Arulanathu) 1950s - Kyu Hong Hong 1950s - Kyu Hong Hong
1850s - Kyu Hong Hong 1940s - Labouchardiere 1940s - Laicee 1940s - Laicee
1950s - Langham-Carter 1940s - Laurens 1970s - Lawrence 1970s - Lawrence
1940s - Lawrie 1940s - Lefleur 1940s - Leonard Henry Thompson 1940s - Leonard Henry Thompson
1890s - Letham 1910s - Levy 1920s - Levy 1950s - Lewis
1880s - Lilleywhite 1910s - Lim 1870s - Lockie 1950s - Long
1960s - Long 1940s - Lopez 1940s - Ma Tin Thein Sanwar 1940s - Ma Tin Thein Tanwar
1950s - Ma Tynchi 1940s - Maclean 1940s - Macmullen 1940s - Manickam
1880s - Margery Nee Soord 1940s - Marschner 1950s - Mary Davey 1940s - Mary Mears
1940s - Masson 1950s - Mathison 1960s - Matthias 1940s - Maung Bah Htoon
1920s - Maung Yin Khin 1960s - MaungBaSein 1940s - Maureen Bradshaw 1940s - Maymyo
1940s - Maymyo 1960s - McCabe 1880s - McFarlane 1880s - McFarlane
1960s - Mccabe 1910s - Mcfarland 1940s - Mcgrath 1940s - Mcgrath
1940s - Mears 1940s - Mears 1930s - Mears 1920s - Mears
1940s - Mears 1920s - Medlyn 1940s - Mellican 1940s - Mellican
1940s - Mercer 1940s - Miller/Masson 1940s - Minus 1930s - Minus
1930s - Minus 1930s - Minus 1910s - Mitchell 1910s - Mitchell
1880s - Mitchell 1960s - Mohammad 1940s - Mollan 1940s - Moment Or Momente
1950s - Montague Kelly 1990s - Monteen 1950s - Monteen 1920s - Moore
1920s - Mordecai 1920s - Morrison 1910s - Morton 1940s - Mueller
1940s - Mueller 1940s - Mulrooney 1940s - Murray 1940s - Murray
1940s - Murray 1940s - Mya Bu 1920s - Nadir 1910s - Name Unknown
1930s - Ng 1940s - Nicholls 1960s - Nichols 1850s - Nisbet
1870s - Norton 1880s - Noyce 1880s - Noyce 1990s - Nyin
1890s - O'Brien 1920s - O'Brien 1920s - O'Brien 1870s - O'Donoghue
1970s - Okabo 1970s - Okabo 1960s - Ong 1960s - Ong
1970s - Orr 1970s - Orr 1940s - Osmond 1940s - Osmond-Jones
1960s - Otteri 1940s - Palmer/Williams 1940s - Pamela 1840s - Panioty
1910s - Pappademetrion 1940s - Park or Griggs 1850s - Parry 1900s - Paulsen
1960s - Peters 1950s - Pethan 1960s - Pethan 1940s - Phu Sa
1920s - Piddock 1920s - Pillai 1940s - Pollaya 1940s - Preston/Reed
1940s - Prosser 1940s - Prosser 1880s - Purdon 1940s - Pyne
1950s - Ralph Barber 1990s - Ram 1930s - Rankin Kerr 1940s - Ratnam Pillai
1940s - Reeve 1940s - Richardson 1960s - Robertson 1940s - Robson
1940s - Rodriguez 1870s - Roquet/ Le Roquet 1940s - Rowlands 1840s - Rozario
1920s - S.T.Kumarasooriyar 1940s - Sabapathy 1940s - Samuels 1860s - Sandys
1960s - Sandys 1940s - Sanwar 1920s - Satur 1940s - Saunders
1890s - Saviel 1910s - Saxton 1940s - Scheppelmann 1940s - Secluna
1950s - Sein 1860s - Sein Tin 1960s - Sein Tin 1960s - Seven Day Adventist School
1960s - Seventh Day Adventist School 1950s - Shaikh 1940s - Sharma 1910s - Shead
1960s - Sheila Hallad 1940s - Shortt 1980s - Singh 1920s - Smart
1940s - Smart 1940s - Smith 1960s - Smith 1940s - Smith
1960s - Smith 1840s - Snowball 1940s - Sonny 1880s - Sonny
1940s - Soord 1940s - Soord 1870s - Soord 1950s - Soord
1880s - Spencer 1960s - St Colambans School 1960s - St. Agnes Convent, Kalaw 1960s - St. Mary High School
1960s - St. Patrick School 1940s - Steevens 1940s - Steevens 1940s - Stevens
1920s - Stewart 1920s - Stewart 1930s - Stokes 1940s - Stonham
1980s - Sulaiman 1940s - Sunman 1940s - Sunman 1970s - Susan
1860s - Sutherland 1860s - Sutherland 1940s - Tamil Cousins 1960s - Tamil Cousins
1910s - Taylor 1940s - Taylor 1940s - Telfer 1860s - Than
1940s - Than Pe 1980s - Thandar Aung Thein 1940s - Thaw 1920s - The Royal Hotel Rangoon
1940s - Thebaw Galay 1940s - Thebaw Raja (Galway) 1880s - Thebaw raja 1980s - Thein Myint
1860s - Thein Tin 1960s - Thein Tin 1960s - Thiha 1940s - Thom
1940s - Thomas 1930s - Thompson 1930s - Thompson 1930s - Thompson
1940s - Thompson 1930s - Thompson 1840s - Thompson 1920s - Thomson
1950s - Thwin 1960s - Tien 1960s - Tin Aye 1960s - Tin Aye
1970s - Tin Tun Taw 1950s - Tinchi 1920s - Tolster 1860s - Tranter
1880s - Twa 1950s - U. Aung 1950s - U. Aung 1910s - Unknown
1940s - Unknown 1940s - Valu 1960s - Vegi Apparao 1960s - Venkatesan
1940s - Vyall 1940s - Wain (Barbara) 1940s - Wakefield 1930s - Wall
1930s - Wall 1880s - Walsh 1880s - Watson 1940s - Weatherill
1970s - Wendy Namtu 1940s - West 1940s - White Or Whyte 1890s - Wickham-Foxwell
1920s - Wightman 1920s - William Grant 1920s - William Wilson Grant 1940s - Williams
1920s - Williams 1940s - Williams 1920s - Willis 1860s - Willis
1860s - Willis 1940s - Wissett 1940s - Wissett 1960s - Wood
1910s - Wright 1940s - Xavier-Checksfield 1940s - Xavier-Checksfield 1990s - Yan Aung Kyaw Swar
1890s - Yan Aung Kyaw Swar or Joe or Nge 1940s - Young 1970s - Yu Yu Hlaing 1960s - Zeyya
1940s - Zulfikar Ahmad      
 
Searching for any Burmese relatives of my grandmother whose name has been spelt either MA

PU SA, MAH PU SA OR MA HFOO SA, who had three children born in Prome 1926, Katha 1928

and Pyinmana 1931. Their father was a forestry manager by the name of EDMEADES. All contact

with my grandmother's family ceased following her death in Pyinmana, around 1935. I would like

to make contact with her relatives.

Please reply to Jo Watts by clicking here.
~ Posted on 19 Nov 2014

Dear Jyoti Didi,

this is Prity Gurung from Darjiling, India, your cousin. Please contact

us in this no. 9002929098.

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~ Posted on 17 Nov 2014

Name: William James Fraser Born: August 1909, Maymyo, Upper Burma, Br.

India Missing since March 1948

Parents: Capt. James Fraser, M.D., & Mabel Rose (Parselle) Fraser

Brothers: James, Alexander and Robert (all deceased)

Sisters: Ruby, Gwenneth, Jeanette, Flora (all deceased)

Childhood in Maymyo, Upper Burma, Br. India. Home, Sandyknowe Farm

Schooled in Maymyo, Government High School, field engineering courses,

Chittagong, Burma. Married: Pansy Katherine Gooch Harris, childhood

sweetheart, also brought up in Maymyo, Burma. Children: Wendy Rose

Fraser Campbell, (Pamela) Dawn Anne Fraser Kawahara.

Description: At time of disappearance, Height 5’10”. Eyes & hair brown.

Distinctive widow’s peak hairline. Handsome and well spoken, a

“gentleman.” Athletic; a runner. Further information:

Language skills: spoke fluent Hindustani and other Indian and Burmese

languages and dialects. Jungle and hunting knowledge: was an expert

marksman; knew jungle trails/tracks; was an experienced motorcycle

rider.Personality/social appearance: presented himself as handsome and

“charming,” well-groomed, and well-spoken. Negative traits: rum habit.

Excess liquor tended to increase moodiness and brought on occasional

bouts of violent temper.

Work experience:

1934-1940: Asst. Labor Mgr., Digboi, Burma. 1940-1943: Navigator aboard

Royal Indian Navy (RIN) ship Prabhavatti, Persian Gulf (vessel lost,

Bombay Harbor, 1943). 1943: invalided out of RIN; Asst. Mgr. Brooke

Bonds Tea Company, Calcutta, India. 1944: brief assignment to Delhi

British troop center, followed by Army Civil Affairs Service Bureau

(CASB) special missions, Arakan Jungle; 1945: Welfare Officer, Mandalay,

Burma; several months stationed in Tharawaddy, Burma. 1946, March-

August: stationed Mandalay, Burma. Worked w/U Tha Doke, Supt. Engineers.

1946: departed in September to relocate in Collaroy (Sydney), Australia.

1947-1948 (prior to March resignation and disappearance): Sales

Representative Prudential Insurance Co., Sydney.

William may have returned to Burma (or India, S.E. Asia) to work in the

labor management field under his own or an assumed name.

One sighting was reported in the late 1940s: A Maymyo, Burma,

boyhood friend of Alexander Fraser wrote to Alec in Australia, where he,

like William, had relocated. He said that he’d been surprised to see his

younger brother Bill deplaning at Insein Airport, Mandalay. No member of

family has had any direct word or contact from William since March 1948.

His daughters think he may have traveled back to Rangoon,

Mandalay or Maymyo, Burma, and/or to North India, Assam area. Or he may

have returned to Singapore, Malaysia, via ship from Sydney shortly after

March 1948. William may have taken another identity; he may have

remarried.

A copy of a letter William wrote before his disappearance to his

chief clerk and friend, U Dwe, requested information on work contacts. U

Dwe at that time was working as the depot officer of Mandalay’s New

Civil Line for the Kyaukthabeik Depot Timber Project Board.

Please reply to Dawn Fraser Kawahara by clicking here.
~ Posted on 17 Nov 2014

could not recive your email as it said, Fail to deliver.

please try again.

lynda

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~ Posted on 29 Oct 2014

could not recive your email as it said, Fail to deliver.

please try again.

lynda

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~ Posted on 29 Oct 2014

Mary Mears if you were born [ 1942 - 1944 ] In India then I might be your half sister.

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~ Posted on 25 Oct 2014

I ma trying to track the father of my great grand mother (Ma Phyu 1875-1930). Her father was called Maung Twa and the only other information I have on him is that he may have originated from Bengal area. He was still alive at the time Ma Phyu was married.

Please reply to Alison Denmark by clicking here.
~ Posted on 24 Oct 2014

since 1891 manipur burmees war manipur Khan Familys 6 brother was gone to

burma they are ali Khan mali Khan badur Khan and anather three brother one

brother ganaration is now in indian state manipur since 1940 they come one

time in india with two girl fatima and rockiya and stay two month after

they go back burma now we dont know were is them no contact please i want

ali Khan mali Khan badur Khan ganaration or any reletive pleas contact me

turap ali(age 90)kwakta imphal manipur india I WANT GANARATION OF MALI

Khan BADUR Khan ALI Khan AND BROTHERS GANARATION

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~ Posted on 06 Oct 2014

since 1891 manipur burmees war manipur Khan Familys 6 brother was gone to

burma they are ali Khan mali Khan badur Khan and anather three brother one

brother ganaration is now in indian state manipur since 1940 they come one

time in indiawith two girl fatima and rockiya and stay two month after

they go back burma now we dont know were is them no contact please i want

ali Khan mali Khan badur Khan ganaration or any reletive pleas contact me

turap ali(age 90)kwakta imphal manipur india I WANT GANARATION OF MALI

Khan BADUR ALI Khan AND BROTHERS GANARATION

Please reply to Turap Ali by clicking here.
~ Posted on 06 Oct 2014

ALI KHAN...MALI KHAN...BADUR KHAN and ALI was 7 brother/ one brother ALI's

ganaration is live now manipur india...another 6 brother was gone to burma

ango manipur war 1891) they come one time in india before 45 year ago in

manipur india they come 8 people with two girl fatima and rockiya about

age 13/14 now fatima and rockiya age about 55/60 they live two month

manipur india after they go back burma we dont contact and we dont know

were is now i want ganaration of ALI KHAN...MALI KHAN...and BADUR KHAN

burmees muslim ganaration and reletive iam indian ali's grand son ahamad

khan kwakta p/o moirang 795133 manipur india 00919612224971

Please reply to Ahamad Khan by clicking here.
~ Posted on 06 Oct 2014

I was wondering if anyone has any information on a lost child who will now be a adult or

any Davidson/hutchingson family.He was a child of Reginald Douglas Davidson and Zena

(Jenny) with An unknown Romanian last name beginning with v. I know her mother was

called Olga. But during their departure from Burma during the war, Olga took their child

Douglas with her to buy cigarettes, kidnapped him and never returned but my grandfather

Reginald and his first wife Zena where forced to leave. We would all love to find Douglas

after years of searching with just one photo of him. My mother his half sister and 5 other

brothers and sisters and plenty of cousins would love to meet him or hear if he ever had

children and a family himself. I want to know if he's living still, if I might see a snippet of

what my grandfather was like. Even if you recognise just one name please contact me and

even if we are not related I will do my best to help with the search.

Kind regards to anyone reading

Best wishes in your search

Leonora Bianco

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~ Posted on 28 Sep 2014

Searching for any information on Gerald Secluna (would be past now) who was the surgeon general in Rangoon.

John Whittam married to a Burmese Lady and his son John known as Ginger

Please reply to Sharon De Souza by clicking here.
~ Posted on 16 Sep 2014

Searching for The family of Howard D Samuels of Rangoon.

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~ Posted on 08 Sep 2014

From Bangalore Ravichandran. My father-in-law's uncle (chithappa)was

working in Rangoon and had a family. He returned to Bangalore in late

1960s,leaving behind his family in Rangoon. His name was Swaminathan

(Mudaliar). His brothers were: Otteri Nanjunda Mudaliar, Otteri

Shivashankar Mudaliar and Otteri Ayyaswamy Mudaliar. Nanjunda Mudaliar was

a steward in Victoria Hospital, Bangalore. Ayyaswamy Mudaliar was a

compounder in Mysore State's Government Hospital. I am drawing up family

tree and Swaminathan's family details are missing and we would like to

meet up with them, if found, and continue the relationship.

Please reply to Ravichandran Jp by clicking here.
~ Posted on 29 Aug 2014

  Reply made.  
Looking for information on Ma Khin Hnyaw who lived in Moulmein and married Sir William

Carr. Especially interested in her background and family

Please reply to Stephen Anderson by clicking here.
~ Posted on 12 Jul 2014

to james Nicholls who was looking for info of people in the camp at maymyo 1942/45 my email is moirclan@hotmail.com im in australia i tried to contact you on this site but it bounced back i can put you in contact with a gentleman who was in the camp and about the same age as you were at that time

regards Heyllene

Pleased to hear from anyone that was interned in Maymyo. I was 11 years old at the time. Eight of us started on the trek: Myself Jim Nicholls, my mother,sister Theresa, brother Tony and nieces Marie(Diddy), Collette and Ann. Diddy's 18 month old sister, Claire, died in the camp. We were captured and sent to Sagaing and thereafter sent back to Maymyo our starting point. Would especially like to hear from Winsome Minus, her father was a second dad to me. Also Edwina Macdonald and Joyce Brooks (Brookes) or any news of these lost chums.

Please reply to James Nicholls by clicking here.

~ Posted on 17 Jun 2008

Please reply to Heyllene Moir by clicking here.
~ Posted on 12 Jun 2014

Looking for information on Mervyn Arthur Mollan and his family. He married

Stella Moira (nee???)and they had three children all born in Ragoon, Burma

- Ronald Albert 1941, Deanne Eileen 1942 and June Rose 1945. Stella and

three children came to the UK in 1956. I have no record of Mervyn leaving

or returning to England. Any information would be gratefully received

Please reply to J Sturdy by clicking here.
~ Posted on 23 Apr 2014

  Reply made.  
I posted the appeal below on 19 Dec 2013. It shows that 3 replies were made but I didn't receive a single one, so I am writing my e-mail address for the people with information about my appeal to e-mail me directly

hsoord@bigpond.com

I am looking for my cousin Warrentina Jones who went to England with her mother Elaine Jones nee Berth just after the war, while she was quite young. Warrentina's father Clarence Jones is the brother of my mother Marjorie Linton nee Jones. I would like to hear from anyone who knows or have known Warrentina and her mother Elaine. My name is Hilda Soord nee Linton.

Please reply to Hilda Soord by clicking here.
~ Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Hi, I am looking for information on Errol Basil Boddington Smart who had a relationship with Daw Nyar. They are my Great Grandparents. My Grandmother Maisie Lillian Smart was born in 1923 in Rangoon, Burma and married Frederick Mervin Balfour in 1951 in Tavoy. Maisie had a sister called Jessie Smart born in 1924.

Any information would be really helpful.

Thanks for looking

Jared

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~ Posted on 24 Mar 2014

Searching for relatives of my Great Uncle Frederick Jackson (born England), who lived in

Lower Tavoy Burma in 1920's-1940's and was a mining engineer. Married a Burmese lady

(Sarah), had 4 children - George, Frederick, Mary & Julia. Believe Sarah & Frederick Snr,

died on the trek out of Burma in 1940's, but Mary survived. Julia was a nurse in London

during the war. Mary lost a young baby on the trek out of Burma, but survived and later

had a son (Terry) in England, last heard of in 1950's in England. Would be very interested

to know the whereabouts of any relatives.

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~ Posted on 20 Mar 2014

I would like to know more about my great grand father George Thomas Saviel who was married in Burma in 1873 and was born in India in 1827. I would like to know when he died in the 1890s.

yours,

George Saviel

28th of Feb. 2014

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~ Posted on 28 Feb 2014

James Charles Walsh married to Elizabeth (Eliza) Hennessey, child Ivy Maud

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~ Posted on 26 Feb 2014

  2 replies made.  
Earlier, I placed a message fully describing how my family met Anthony

David, a pharmaceutical rep., who was a friend of my father, Dr. Peter

Valu of Rangoon. I learned that 2 or 3 persons replied but I was unable

to receive their messages.

We lost contact with the Davids( wife: Margaret, children Henry and

Margot when they were leaving Myitkyina May 7,1942, to trek out of Burma

via the Sumprabum route.

Any replies will be most welcomed!

Thank you!

Joseph Valu

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~ Posted on 22 Feb 2014

My father was born in Rangoon in 1923, his name at birth was Edward Patrick Cross. He is now deceased but had some brothers also born around this time to mother Evelyn Imelda Cross. The brothers I know of were Cecil David and Kenneth Cross. I know all these people existed as my father left Rangoon as a young man and travelled to the UK where he met and married my mother. His brothers also followed in the 1950s and I am not able to find any trace of them.

Mother Evelyn also went to the UK in the 50's.

Evelyn's husband was called Whitney Cross and after the war he left Burma never to be heard of again.

I am looking for any relatives or friends who can give me any information at all about any members of my family.

Please reply to Julie Martin by clicking here.
~ Posted on 19 Feb 2014

  3 replies made.  
I am looking for my cousin Warrentina Jones who went to England with her mother Elaine Jones nee Berth just after the war, while she was quite young. Warrentina's father Clarence Jones is the brother of my mother Marjorie Linton nee Jones. I would like to hear from anyone who knows or have known Warrentina and her mother Elaine. My name is Hilda Soord nee Linton.

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~ Posted on 19 Dec 2013

  7 replies made.  
my grand father john david Wissett and my grand mother margret were

married in assam and he was serving in burma. later on he went to england

along with my grand mother. i have tried to search for them for many years

.if any body has information about them, please inform me on mobile number

00919321605191 or send email .thanks.

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~ Posted on 16 Nov 2013

My Mother was Honorine Maria Nichols. Her Father was Alexander Nichols. I do not know

much about my Grandmother.

My Mother's sister was Celia Trutwein. Her brothers were Fred, George, and Leo Nichols.

I wish to visit Myanmar to learn more about my family and any cousins I may have. My

Mother named me after her country, Burma. I am 64 years old. If you are a relative or

know of any of my relatives, please verify the town in Burma where my Mother and her

brothers and sisters were born. Please contact me as soon as possible. I loof forward to

hearing from someone.

Sincerely,

Burma

Please reply to Burma Alexis Fiorino Domenico by clicking here.
~ Posted on 11 Nov 2013

Hi

I am seeking some information on my great uncle Walter Antioch who was Traffic Superintendent of the Burma Railways in the 1930's. His wife was Charlotte May Booth.

Many thanks

Cecil

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~ Posted on 09 Nov 2013

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I was in contact with them in Berkhamstead in the 1950's and I lost contact with them. There was June, Sheila who had twins babies, Hopla and I forget the name for the youngest girl. I met them in Maymyo in 1947 and their father was the top Surgeon in the Hospital.

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I am seeking information on my mother's family. My Mother's name was Dr Beatrice Antioch (married in India to Cecil Aaron)born in 1918. Her mother was Lydia Antioch lived in Maymyo (or Mandalay). I believe my mother's aunt (Lydia's sister) was one of the first female medical graduates in Burma; name Dr Caroline McGregor (nee Antioch). My mother Beatrice had a brother Ernest, sister Sarah and another brother Ian.

They were all evacuated to India in 1940. I am hoping to travel to Myanmar in a couple of week's time and would like to follow up on any info I can get. Thanks.

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~ Posted on 04 Nov 2013

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mr g y Knight was managing director of g y Knight&co ltd at brooking

street rangoon burma

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2013

See posts for Tanwar

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2013

See lisTing for Ma Tin Thein Tanwar

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2013

Looking for information/relatives of Ma Tin Thein Tanwar, also known as Queenie

Pillay/Pillai, who lived in or around the Mandalay area, born around 1910. Her father was

Burmese, at one time living in London with her mother, who was of English descent. She

also had a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews, who I believe all returned to

Burma.

She moved back to Mandalay around 1933 and had two children before leaving for India

and living briefly in Lucknow. She returned to England around 1936-37.

Any information on Queenie/Ma Tin Thein or her relatives would be gratefully received, as

apart from the above information very little is known about her time outside the UK.

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2013

Trying to complete our family history. My great great Grandfather was Burmese and he

was at some point in London, he had two children, one of which was my Grandmother, her

name was Ma Tin Thein Tanwar, also known as Queenie Pillay. Not much is known about

this part of the family and I would be really interested to find out more about them and any

living relatives in Burma.

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2013

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I am looking for information on the life of Seabury Cyril D Edwardes while

in Burma/India between 1900 and 1948's. Seabury was born in London in 1884

and traveled to Burma in his early 20's. He he was based in Moulmein but

also traveled throughout Burma. Other details regarding his time in Burma

was he was high up in Burmese Excise Department in Moulmein and returned

to London by ship in 1949. I also believe that he was a Member of The

Royal Microscopic Society of London and a published photographer of daily

life in Burma. He died in Marylbone, London in 1968. Any information

regarding descendants or family history would also be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 15 Sep 2013

I am still searching for my Cousin Lorna, don't know her surname but do know that she

lived with her Aunt Margaret Herbertson in Burma during the1970's.In case anyone knows

of her whereabouts Please get in touch with her long awaited Cousin Robert before I close

my eyes. I now live in Scotland with my wife & two cats. I am having problems with my

legs & are haveing to use crutches in order to walk. I sure would love to see you Lorna!

Please do get in touch with me by email or Text. Bye for now, Good Healt to you where

ever you maybe. From your long awaited Cousin Robert.

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~ Posted on 20 Aug 2013

My grandfather Edgar Noyce of Burma whose mother wa chief maid of honoue to the only Queen of Borma Queen Supuyalat. There was abook written called The Laquer Lady which was mt Great Grand Mother Called Granny Noyce who was the mother of Edgar.

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~ Posted on 17 Aug 2013

In the early 30s my Father William Wilson Grant was a volunteer in the Rangoon Battalion. Does anyone have any more information about the Battalion Service Records for this period.

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~ Posted on 14 Aug 2013

Hi I am looking for relatives of Herbert Jules Wall - my father and his father Herbert Edward - they were in Burma in the 1930s and maybe earlier than that as my great grandfather Richard was also there

What we do know is that Herbert Edward (Bertie, as he was know to friends and family) was working in Rangoon at 379 (New) Dalhousie Street as an Income Tax Officerr in 1931. His elder brother William also worked in the same building as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax at the same time.

My father Herbrt Jules was born in 1934 and had sisters Betty, Lorna and Susan and a brother Michael - they were evcuated to Simla in India in 1942 and left Burma in May 1948 From what I've been able to gather, my fathers grandfather Richard, was married to Hpwa Sair (sometimes written as 'Ma Pwa Say')

She had a sister U Lu Gale.

U Lu Gale had a daughter Daw Ma Ma Gale married to U Htein, who live/lived in a place called Shwe-pan-taw.

They have a daughter Daw Knin Myint married to U Maung Maung who we think lives in Rangoon.

I am looking for any relatives still living in Burma

joanne.parsons@travelcounsellors.com

thanks

Jo

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~ Posted on 09 Aug 2013

Hi I am looking for relatives of Herbert Jules Wall - my father and his father Herbert Edward - they were in Burma in the 1930s and maybe earlier than that as my great grandfather Richard was also there

What we do know is that Herbert Edward (Bertie, as he was know to friends and family) was working in Rangoon at 379 (New) Dalhousie Street as an Income Tax Officerr in 1931. His elder brother William also worked in the same building as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax at the same time.

My father Herbrt Jules was born in 1934 and had sisters Betty, Lorna and Susan and a brother Michael - they were evcuated to Simla in India in 1942 and left Burma in May 1948 From what I've been able to gather, my fathers grandfather Richard, was married to Hpwa Sair (sometimes written as 'Ma Pwa Say')

She had a sister U Lu Gale.

U Lu Gale had a daughter Daw Ma Ma Gale married to U Htein, who live/lived in a place called Shwe-pan-taw.

They have a daughter Daw Knin Myint married to U Maung Maung who we think lives in Rangoon.

I am looking for any relatives still living in Burma

joanne.parsons@travelcounsellors.com

thanks

Jo

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~ Posted on 09 Aug 2013

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I am lokking for my half brothers and sisters (may be four in total)those who are in australia. My father married two women one indian and one burmese. which was legal before 1952, now the name of sisters or step mother may be harrieta eathome, 4 andrews way, hernehill, perth or near sydney, some body says sisters name may be hawthorne. my half brother Kar is a business man in australia. my father name is late mr. h. k. Kar. thanks for this entries

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~ Posted on 29 Jul 2013

My husband Thomas Arthur William Hayes, born 23 December 1926 in Calcutta, deceased 3 June 1984 in Helsinki Finland, was born in Calcutta but his father Richard Thomas was born in Mogok, Burma, on March 9 1894. I'm looking for information on the whole set up: mother, grandparents, cousins. Their movements, other relatives in other countries.

Glad if there is news and grateful for any reply.

Best of luck

M- T Hayes

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~ Posted on 29 Jul 2013

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I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about Charles and

Maud Stewart who owned The Royal Hotel Merchant St Rangoon in the 1920s.

They were our paternal grandmother`s kin and my mother was brought up in

the hotel.

What has happened to the building since the hotel closed?

I did see Vanessa Bryson`s entry but have had no success in contacting

her.

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~ Posted on 26 Jul 2013

I am currently on a business trip to Yangon and trying trace my grandfather Jogesh Chandra Dutta who worked for the Burma railways in Rangoon and Mandalay in 1930 before WW II. Any help in tracing family history etc from that time will be helpful. Thanks

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~ Posted on 24 Jul 2013

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I would very much like to get some information about my mother's sister.

My mother's name is Grace Mabel Hembrough born 1908 in Burma.

Their father was Alfred Honiball Hembrough and their mother's name was Minnie Ovens. My mother married a Dutchman H.M. Dingemans and I am their only son Robert John Dingemans (age 83 yrs.). When I was six years old I was sent to Holland; My parents stayed in Burma untill 1957. My mother's sister is my mystery aunt. I would like to know if she married and had any children.

I am grateful for any information and I am waiting hopefully.

Robert Dingemans

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~ Posted on 22 Jul 2013

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Catherine Mcdougal Thomson. Born Glasgow around 1890 - 1893. Went to India with

some missionaries as a young girl. (Date unknown but probably after 1912). Married in

Madras, India 1923, to Richard William Vernon Mowng Lat (also seen written as Maung

Lat and Mannlet). Husband listed as son of Prince John William Mawng Lat, nephew, I

think, of King Thibaw. Died Rangoon, Burma in February, 1926. Looking for information

about her life, death and burial or that of her husband.

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~ Posted on 05 Jul 2013

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Hector and his sister Margery Soord migrated to New Zealand in the early 1900s , at least I thing Hector went with her. I do Have a photo of her standing and waving on a front verandah some where in NZ.( This might help with the identification of her ) This entry is put in again because I have noticed thirteen replies but not one came to me so I sent a reply from the reply button [here]and found that there was a wrong email address because it came back to me as "CANNOT DELIVER" The address was nothing like it. I am still very interested in finding these lost relatives PLEASE CONTACT ME if you did before. I shall be eternally grateful to you. Many Many thanks. More than Sincerely Ronald Soord

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~ Posted on 05 Jul 2013

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Hi, my maternal uncle named Nur Mohammad or Noor Mohammad, or Nur Ahmed who went to Myanmar (last destination was Mandalay)went to Burma in 1940 or 1950 . Married to a Burmese women and had children. Contacted my maternal grandfather good few years and lost contact.His address in Bangladesh was Paan Bapari bari, Rajnagar, Fazilpur, Feni thana, Feni district in Bangladesh. His fathers name was Seru Miah, Mothers name was Laton Bibi. I am the youngest son of his youngest sister. I am looking for my maternal uncle, his wife and my maternal cousin in Burma. Please contact me on email: drguddin2004@yahoo.co.uk, mobile UK: 004407903603384. My name is Dr Gias Uddin,currently a Brotis Doctor.

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~ Posted on 29 Jun 2013

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In 1927 my Father William Grant Played Soccer for Lower Burma which won the William Younger Challenge Cup. Who did they play and beat in the final and is their any photos of these teams.

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~ Posted on 16 Jun 2013

My Father William Wilson Grant lived in Rangoon Burma from 1925-1933, he worked for an import export company Wilson Latham & Company. I also think he was a volunteer in the Rangoon Battalion. He also won a gold medal playing soccer for Lower Burma in 1926 in the William Younger Challenge Cup.

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~ Posted on 15 Jun 2013

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Hi I'm hoping to hear from anyone who is related to or has any information on the Shortt familly (notice the two T's) who lived in Maymyo and Rangoon from approximately 1920 to 1950 before leaving to Malaya and London.

Thanks for reading

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~ Posted on 05 Jun 2013

I want to know anything about my mother's family who came to Calcutta,

India during the exodus of 1941/1942. Their names were Hinton there were 4

children. Alma, Marie, Dagmar and one brother named Merle.

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~ Posted on 04 Jun 2013

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I am seeking to know anyone who knew of my Grandfather, a Mr Douglas Vaughan Telfer or my Grandmother, a Ms Floris Findlay. They married in Rangoon in May 1935.

To my knowledge my Grandfather served with the Burma Intelligence Corps as a Lance Bombardier.

I would greatly appreciate any information you have regarding my grandparents of whom I never got to meet in person.

Kind regards

Warren Telfer

email - warren7@live.com.au

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~ Posted on 04 Jun 2013

I am seeking my Burmese cousins. They will be the grandchildren of the

late Honerable Sir U Ba (Born circa 1873, died 4th June 1937 at Maymyo

Burma Administration Ltd.) and his wife the late Dame Mya Bwin Ba both

of 26 Park Avenue Rangoon Burma. Grandad, Maung Ba, became 1st grade

Head Constable, Burma Police in January 1919. On the 8th Juluy 1926 The

KING (George V)was pleased to appoint Maung Ba, Esq., K.S.M., to be one

of the Judges of the High Court of Judicature at Rangoon. On the 24

December 1931 The KING was pleased to appoint U Ba, Judge of the High

Court of Judicature at Rangoon, to be a Member of the Executive Council

of the Governor of Burma.On 1st January 1932 Mr. Justice U Ba, K.S.M.,

retired from the Court on 1st January, 1932, on appointment as Member of

the Executive Council of the Governor of Burma.

And then on the 1st January 1934 The KING was pleased, by Letters Patent

under the Great Seal of the Realm, bearing date the 12th instant, to

confer the dignity of Knighthood upon U Ba, K.S.M., Member of the

Executive Council of the Governor of Burma. He died 4th June 1937 aged

about 64.

My father Maung Maung Gale (William Gale) was their son and I believe he

had at least 1 older sister (maybe Mary)and 1 older brother (maybe

Harry)

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~ Posted on 12 Apr 2013

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I found a message from a d.wavell who said that he might have some

information that could help in my search for relatives of Michael Henry

Cornelius.

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~ Posted on 31 Mar 2013

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Hi

Im wondering if anyone can shed any light on my deceased uncle.

From what I know he was Chief Engineer at the Yenangyaung Oilfields, he worked for Indo Burmah Petroleum Company. We never knew until now that he was stationed there for an incredible 15 YEARS!

Sadly he died on the last day of the battle of Yenangyaung and is interred at Taukkan Military Cemetery. We alos know he was decorated with a 'mentioned in dispatches'. We do not know what for, perhaps for blowing up the oilfield, nor do we know how he died. We also wonder from the fact that he spent 15 yrs in Burma, if he had any family there? It would be amazing if we discovered a new family! His Name was John Edmond, my grandfather's brother. He was stationed as a reserve of Officer's for the British Army in Burma. He also travelled to India and China, hence why we still have some mementos from his visits.

Hope anyone can draw some interesting insights

Thanks

Calum Edmond

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~ Posted on 20 Mar 2013

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I continue to look for the family of Anthony David, a pharmaceutical

rep. who lived with his wife Margaret , son Henry and daughter Marjorie

or Margo and became lost during their attempt to escape to India via the

Sumprabum route I have written about Anthony (pl. refer to my web site:

www.worldwar2burmadiaries.com under "A Cry in the Wilderness"

I learned that there were several replies to that early notice but I

could not access any because of problems with my email provider.

Would any of you gentle people please reply again via my present email

address as noted below?

Thank you so much!

Joe Valu

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~ Posted on 28 Feb 2013

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I'm looking for my great grandmother's family, her name was Ma Nyan Mears. She was

the mother of my grandfather. My grandpa, James Mears (who has now passed away)

was born in Maymyo, Burma on 4th Dec 1916 who left Burma in 1922 with his father Paul

Hope Mears and sister Molly Mears (born 25 October 1913). He left behind his mother Ma

Nyan Mears, brother George Mears and sister Elsie Mears. Paul Mears was a district

superintendent in the Imperial Police stationed in Prome, Malay, Maymyo and Rangoon. If

anyone knows the whereabouts of George or Elsie Mears, or should they have got married

and had children, the whereabouts of their children etc. please get in touch.

The last known address Ma lived at was 29, 88th st, Kandawgalay, Rangoon, Burma

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~ Posted on 26 Jan 2013

im trying to link the surname Letham , i believe a great great granfather

may of served in the war at quite a high rank possibly commander...i did

have a picture of him in full uniform with the queen? this has got lost.

i think they had links with scotland, london , australia?

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~ Posted on 15 Jan 2013

I am looking for the relatives of Clara Embley whose mother was a Karin. THey dont have any Surname and the mother was called Daw Saw. Please !!! can some one help me?

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~ Posted on 14 Jan 2013

Looking for my Uncle Teddy/Aunt Pat (nee Wales) & cousins Ivan,Neil Patricia (lost on the trek out of Burma)

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~ Posted on 09 Jan 2013

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I am looking for any information on my grandfather, Mackertich Arakiel Minus, or his 7 sisters, who lived in Rangoon. All I know is that he died in Rangoon in 1948, having survived the occupation of the Japanese. I'm particularly interested in finding anyone who might have known him, or his extended family. They lived on an estate on the corner of Windsor and Shan Roads, along with his sisters, uncles, etc. My father, aunts and uncle were born there, too. Mack also had a house in the Golden Valley that no one can remember the address of. I have a family tree of the Minus clan going back to Mack's grandfather, but hardly any anecdotes to go with it. I would appreciate any help.

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~ Posted on 29 Dec 2012

i am searching for family of alfred charles Willis, he had 2 sisters in burma , he worked for the government designing damns bridges etc , he had a house called The Lawns in maymo burma .he designed and had built the kathgarden aqueduct.he married dorothy agnes hampton in 1918 ; brother of cyril herbert hampton , there father was septimus herbert hampton ,we are particularly interested in what happened to alfreds sisters . Willis maiden name .

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~ Posted on 27 Dec 2012

Hello, i hope someone can help me trace any of the Prosser family from the Rangoon / Kings island. There

names are Tony, Arther, Zina, Pat, and Cathrin. They had triplet brother's called Robbert, John & Harry. Harry

was my father. My grandparents were Patrick and Emmie Prosser (nee Neg Ne). Emmie was Karen. I have

posted here before but when someone replied it went to an old email ad that i can't access. Please can that

person reply again. Many thanks Heidi

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~ Posted on 25 Nov 2012

Looking for Frederick Delmerie Fitzgerald - Railway Guard - Burma

married 1900 - Rose Claudius

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~ Posted on 21 Nov 2012

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I am trying to find the parents of Michael Henry Cornelius who was born in 1848. He married Mercy Skinner in Henzada in 1879 and died in Rangoon in 1895.

Thank you

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~ Posted on 19 Nov 2012

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Lily Maud Evans Hogan Taylor

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~ Posted on 07 Nov 2012

looking for SANDO Johannes cousin last saw in 1947 in rangoon burma. my uncle christy

Johannes his father died when the japs arrived in burma in 1942. he came to england in the late

50 or early 60 to obtain his share of my aunt edith Johannes will.coming to rangoon on the 6th

november 2012.if anyone has information please let me know-thanks.

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~ Posted on 01 Nov 2012

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Looking for descendants of Fred Garth Robson, died 28 August 1942, Shingbwiyang

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~ Posted on 30 Sep 2012

Maureen Bradshaw formely Vaughan was my mother Audrey sister who apparently disapeared on the trek out of Burma her husband was fred Bradshaw who was in the army.

All info will be much appreciated regards

stu

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~ Posted on 15 Sep 2012

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Still seeking my brothers, Robert and Mark. They left burma 1942 for India. Last heard of England and India It seems I had two replies to my reqest but received none.Please ring 01480 459899 if you have any news.

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~ Posted on 30 Aug 2012

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can you please help in retrieving 2 replies to my request of finding people that were in the camp in Maymyo. It states I had three replies

but received only one. My phone number is 01480 459899. Pleased to hear from anyone interned in the camp or lived in Maymyo 40's.

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~ Posted on 30 Aug 2012

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My mother Pamela Elizabeth Donaldson was born in Rangoon in 1930. She had one

surviving sister Marguerite who was a little older. They lost contact when my mother came

to England when she was 16. Does anyone have any information please. I have replied to

Eileen Chew's message but I don't know if it got through to her.

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~ Posted on 30 Aug 2012

Would anyone have any information about a Sir Edwin Francis who married

Regina Rosario. They had a daughter Grace Emiline Francis who was born in

1860. Don't know when Edwin died but Regina went on to marry James Orr

Henderson in 1886 in Mandalay. Regina died 1893 and James died 1889 both

in Rangoon. Grace married Lophis Anthony Rozario in 1880 in Rangoon and

died in Manchester, England in 1927

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~ Posted on 20 Aug 2012

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My grandfather Bertie (BLD) Rae, a District Superintendent of Police, was doing some sort of special ops in the hills of north Burma in 1942/43, after which he was in CAS(B). The Civil List for 1943 lists him as SODD - I don't know if this is an organisation or a post.

The only other person listed as SODD is Cecil Bruce Orr who was an even more senior policeman in Burma during and after the war. In 1977 Orr, who I know from other sources was a close colleague of Bertie's, wrote a memoir about his service which is in the India Office and which will tell me what SODD was and what he and my grandfather were doing.

Unfortunately I'm in Scotland so cannot physically go to the India Office, nor can I afford to hire a researcher, and in any case I'd like to have the whole document which I'm sure will be illuminating. I tried to order a photocopy but the memoir is copyright protected and I can't have a copy of it unless I can OK it with the copyright holder.

It's extremely unlikely that Orr is still alive, since he was born in 1902, so presumably the copyright resides with his heirs.

Does anybody know who are the heirs of Cecil Bruce Orr, DIG CID for Burma in the 1940s, and where I could contact them?

Or, alternatively, does anybody know what SODD was?

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~ Posted on 04 Jul 2012

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My grandfather Bertie (BLD) Rae, a District Superintendent of Police, was doing some sort of special ops in the hills of north Burma in 1942/43, after which he was in CAS(B). The Civil List for 1943 lists him as SODD - I don't know if this is an organisation or a post.

The only other person listed as SODD is Cecil Bruce Orr who was an even more senior policeman in Burma during and after the war. In 1977 Orr, who I know from other sources was a close colleague of Bertie's, wrote a memoir about his service which is in the India Office and which will tell me what SODD was and what he and my grandfather were doing.

Unfortunately I'm in Scotland so cannot physically go to the India Office, nor can I afford to hire a researcher, and in any case I'd like to have the whole document which I'm sure will be illuminating. I tried to order a photocopy but the memoir is copyright protected and I can't have a copy of it unless I can OK it with the copyright holder.

It's extremely unlikely that Orr is still alive, since he was born in 1902, so presumably the copyright resides with his heirs.

Does anybody know who are the heirs of Cecil Bruce Orr, DIG CID for Burma in the 1940s, and where I could contact them?

Or, alternatively, does anybody know what SODD was?

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~ Posted on 04 Jul 2012

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Hi, i know this is a long shot but i'm trying to trace relatives of the

late Francis Xavier Jacobs born in 1896 in Burma. He married Kate Caroline

Mariano or Mariand? Francis had links to the Burma railway and moved to

England in 1948. His father may of been called Samual Simon Jacobs?

One of daughter is believed to of stayed in Burma ( Genevieve) if anybody

knows anything or these names ring a bell please please contact me.

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~ Posted on 12 Jun 2012

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My Mother was born in Rangoon 1927 and spent time in Maymyo. She was captive by Japanese during the war. I am looking for my Auntie. Pamela Elizabeth Donaldson. Any information would be helpful.

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~ Posted on 03 Jun 2012

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My maiden name Sally Rock, aged 87 yrs.Born in Burma to Australian father

and Anglo-Burmese mother (Emely Rock). Father died during WW-2 and mother

when i was 2yrs old. Aunty (Emma Smith) looked after me. Came to Calcutta,

India in 1945 with Aunt Emma, Uncle, cousins Frank and Danny. Frank died

within a year. I got married to Aubrey Wilson but Aunt was not happy and

they migrated to US of A. I stayed back in India with husband and 3

children. Searching for cousin Danny Smith who i feel went to California

or Texas (not sure). He is 5 yrs elder to me.

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~ Posted on 07 May 2012

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Harry Rose served in Burma for five years during the 1940s. He met Barbara

Wain when working in Mandalay for U Bar Ket, Burma Police. Harry was with

the Military Police and 14th Army. He set up a prisoner cage in a field

camp to imprison Japanese in the hills near Naga territory. He originally

came from and joined up in Birmingham and was sent to Durban to train,

then by train across India and into Burma. I have photos and letters from

Barbara. I would like to trace her or her family.

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~ Posted on 02 May 2012

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This is a repeat of a search from 2003 It shows that i had 2 replys which i failed to pick up.

Lost track of Terrane and Yvonne Sein Tin in early 1960.I was in school (St Pauls Rangoon)with Terrance.Was back in Yangon lately visiTing friends and family.I tried to find Terrance or Yvonne but could not find where they were.If anyone can shed some light on their whereabouts I would be very greatful.

Thanks

Donald Aitkins

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~ Posted on 17 Apr 2012

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This is a repost. Last posted on 26 Jul 2008 If you have responded before, please contact me again. I missed some of the responses.

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather Mr Son Levy. Before he came to Burma, he worked at Thomas Cook Bank in Sydney, Australia. He was married and had children in Australia. Don't know when he arrived in Burma. He met my Grandmother Daw Khin May and married her on May 1, 1918. My mother Agnes Levy (Daw Khin Ma Gyi)was born on May 14,1924. My grandfather was transfered to India shortly after my mother's birth and died in Poona, India on November 20, 1928. Parents of my grandfather were A Levy and Eddith Levy and had a china shop in UK.

My mother and I live in USA for the last few decades.

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~ Posted on 11 Mar 2012

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Dear Bhagelu Sharma Nanaji, I love you.

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~ Posted on 14 Feb 2012

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I am the Grandson of the late Mrs Martha Taylor, who was a Sister of Dr

Walter Chit Tun, a former body builder and weight lifting champion of

Burma. Dr Chit Tun was tragically killed in a motor cycle accident in

Rangoon in 1947 and I would greatly appreciate any information from anyone

regarding relatives.

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~ Posted on 07 Feb 2012

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i seek ANY information whatever on an Australian, THOMAS STARK

Sutherland, CE, who was resident in rangoon, burma, until his death in

1869.

Sutherland is credited with being the first to have the first steam mill

for processing paddy in rangoon in 1860:

his widow, EMMA SARAH, nee MEREDITH obviouisly departed rangoon and in

GEELONG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, by christmas 1871, was married to BENJAMIN

GEORGE DAVIES, esq., MP.

EMMA died at her residence, "RHOS FERIG", south yarra on christmas day

1884.

i know of one child ELEANOR, d.o. TSS & ESS, who married 22.12.1896 to

RICHARD ARTHUR LEESON FANSHAWE ( B 1852); he was the DISTRICT

SUPERINTENDANT OF POLICE, RANGOON. another daughter was ANNIE MARY JOAN

Sutherland DAVIES, who married CLEMENT HALL TAYLOR of coghill's creek,

victoria on 14.3.1929...........

any information whatever is sought.

regards

shane sawyer

a daughter of benjamin & emma sarah davies, married richard henry tilley

on 28.4.1904

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~ Posted on 31 Jan 2012

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i seek ANY information whatever on an Australian, THOMAS STARK

Sutherland, CE, who was resident in rangoon, burma, until his death in

1869. his widow, EMMA SARAH, nee MEREDITH obviouisly departed rangoon

and in GEELONG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, by christmas 1871, was married to

BENJAMIN GEORGE DAVIES, esq., MP.

EMMA died at her residence, "RHOS FERIG", south yarra on christmas day

1884.

i know of one child ELEANOR, d.o. TSS & ESS, who married 22.12.1896 to

RICHARD ARTHUR LEESON FANSHAWE ( B 1852); he was the DISTRICT

SUPERINTENDANT OF POLICE, RANGOON. another daughter was ANNIE MARY JOAN

Sutherland DAVIES, who married CLEMENT HALL TAYLOR of coghill's creek,

victoria on 14.3.1929...........

any information whatever is sought.

regards

shane sawyer

a daughter of benjamin & emma sarah davies, married richard henry tilley

on 28.4.1904

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~ Posted on 31 Jan 2012

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I am looking for children of Ossie Decruz who's last known address was 56 Thati Pathan Road,

Syriam. I am his niece and I live in France. I think he had 3 children in total, one of them was

called Thelma and another William, but that is all I can remember. I would love to be in contact

again with my long lost cousins.

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~ Posted on 22 Jan 2012

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Wishing to trace members of my great grandfathers family:

George Walter Shead married to Anne Philomena Browne in 1881

Descendants of this couple as follows:

Clarice Ann Shead

James Douglas Shead b.1905

Joseph Alexander Shead b.1909 (my grandfather)

Robert Oswald George Shead b.1910

Noreen Agnes Margaret Shead (married Rozario)b. 1914

All based in Rangoon or Moulmein

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~ Posted on 22 Jan 2012

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Looking for descendents of Ethel Ma Mai who married Robert George Pyne.

The family had close ties to MOULMEIN & RANGOON

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~ Posted on 19 Jan 2012

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Susan was working in the indian embassy of Burma she was my friend in Philips diocesan school burma

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~ Posted on 19 Jan 2012

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Ko Mya Bu's father was late Highcourt judge U Si Bu, my mother's (Daw Ohn Sein @ Wa Wa) eldest brother.

U Si Bu sent his son Ko Mya Bu, my 1st couson to UK around 1945/46 to study Law to follow his footstep. Ko Mya Bu might be around 15, 16 at that time. U Si Bu passed away around 1952 and Ko Mya Bu remaind contected with his mother till early 60s.

Two of my cousons met him when they were in UK in 60s and early 70s. He did not continue his Law I supposed but according to the first cousin he was holding a high position in Cadbery Company, incharge of southern England. According to the second couson who had visited his house said that Ko Mya Bu's house was at good locality in London, married to English lady and had a son, who must be over 50 by now.

When the 3rd couson went to England about 30 years ago he tried to locate Ko Mya Bu but not successful. While my Two daughters were studying in UK few years back they tried again. However, as they were busy with their study they could not give much time.

I left Burma in 1976 and working in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia since then as Academic staff in Faculty of Medicine.

Ko Mya Bu, if he is arround he must be nearly 80. Of course, I myself and my children would like to have contacts with him and his family.

Thank you,

Kyaw Myint

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~ Posted on 16 Jan 2012

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Frankly I think that's aosbultely good stuff.

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~ Posted on 12 Jan 2012

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Frankly I think that's aosbultely good stuff.

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~ Posted on 12 Jan 2012

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I am looking for my mother.srelatives who came to England in 1950my cousins are marget and hazel,hazel was married to george surin from the Burma railway some say my aunty Mary lived in BRIXTON south london.thank you so much,

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~ Posted on 30 Dec 2011

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Hello, I am trying to trace Mrs S. Williams, who was the owner of the Rangoon Times Press, 486 Merchant Street Rangoon. I can find no trace of her after 1942, and suspect the worst, but would appreciate any help on this.

thank you,

Mark

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~ Posted on 29 Dec 2011

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I am looking for my relatives who are the decendents of an English Deputy Commissioner who married a local woman,Daw Sein Mya in Paletwa,Northern Arakan Hills, where he served at around 1910s. They had 2 daughters, Ma Phyu and Ah Phyu Chay. English name of one of these two daughters is Aully or Olly. Daw Sein Mya died in Paletwa.After that,Deputy Commissioner took his daughters to England together with him. What I know about one event (according to my mom) is that they (2 daughters) didn't want to leave for England. The deputy commissioner had to drag them to put on the ship. Finally they were called to the destination. Since that time, no contact with them. my grandmother and these two daughters are first cousins. I would be much obliged if someone can give me some information about them or their decendents. My contact details are +44-7949563533, email:daewunaung@gmail.com

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~ Posted on 25 Dec 2011

Hi, I am trying to trace my great uncle Eugene Laurence Mitchell, born Moulmein 1900. I believe he

may have gone to Australia.

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~ Posted on 15 Nov 2011

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Hi, I am trying to trace my great uncle Eugene Laurence Mitchell, born Moulmein 1900. I believe he

may have gone to Australia.

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~ Posted on 15 Nov 2011

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My name is Einar Meling, a Norwegian citizen (64) living in northern Thailand. I have been asked by Stanley Thomas Edwards to help him to find lost relatives.

Stanley Thomas Edwards was born in Canpha near Mergui on 13 October 1942 four months before both his parents were killed by the Japanese. Stanley's father was an English business man in charge of mining operations in Tavoy and Mergui area (Tavoy Tin Dredging Co), as well as owning a rubber plantation near the airport in Mergui. His first name is believed to be Paul, his family name Edwards. Stanley's mother was Thai; her name was Na Tin May Rwarad.

We have seen with great interest Maya's note on the site where she searches for information about her family. We have tried to contact her without success, probably her email address is no longer working.

Maya appears to be Stanley's niece. For more info please contact us at einar.meling@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!

On behalf of Stanley Thomas Edwards,

Einar Meling

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~ Posted on 06 Nov 2011

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My name is Einar Meling, a Norwegian citizen (64) living in northern Thailand. I have been asked by Stanley Thomas Edwards to help him to find lost relatives.

Stanley Thomas Edwards was born in Canpha near Mergui on 13 October 1942 four months before both his parents were killed by the Japanese. Stanley's father was an English business man in charge of mining operations in Tavoy and Mergui area (Tavoy Tin Dredging Co), as well as owning a rubber plantation near the airport in Mergui. His first name is believed to be Paul, his family name Edwards. Stanley's mother was Thai; her name was Na Tin May Rwarad.

We have seen with great interest Maya's note on this site where she searches for information about her family. We have tried to contact her without success, probably her email address is no longer working.

Maya appears to be Stanley's niece. For more info please contact us at einar.meling@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!

On behalf of Stanley Thomas Edwards,

Einar Meling

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~ Posted on 06 Nov 2011

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My name is Einar Meling, a Norwegian citizen (64) living in northern Thailand. I have been asked by Stanley Thomas Edwards to help him to find lost relatives.

Stanley Thomas Edwards was born in Canpha near Mergui on 13 October 1942 four months before both his parents were killed by the Japanese. Stanley's father was an English business man in charge of mining operations in Tavoy and Mergui area (Tavoy Tin Dredging Co), as well as owning a rubber plantation near the airport in Mergui. His first name is believed to be Paul, his family name Edwards. Stanley's mother was Thai; her name was Na Tin May Rwarad.

We have seen with great interest Maya's note on this site where she searches for information about her family. We have tried to contact her without success, probably her email address is no longer working.

Maya appears to be Stanley's niece. For more info please contact us at einar.meling@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!

On behalf of Stanley Thomas Edwards,

Einar Meling

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~ Posted on 06 Nov 2011

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we met in europe by means of ´´ S.O.S.´´ STUDENTS OVERSEAS SERVICES

aprox. last days of may, 1sts. days of june 1971.

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~ Posted on 03 Nov 2011

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My great grandfather Charles Ellison Adamson married by burman law a woman by the name of Ma Ket they had 5 daughters Sophy, Minnie, Marie, Grace and Lucy. It is my understanding that they were sent to a private girls school in Darjeeling. I also believe that they were christened in St Phillip's Church Rangoon but I can not find any church info on the internet.

One of the daughters Sophy married William Lee in Burma and lived in Rangoon until 1937 or 38. when they fled to England with my English grandfather for fear of the Japanese.

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~ Posted on 30 Oct 2011

My great grandfather Charles Ellison Adamson married by burman law a woman by the name of Ma Ket they had 5 daughters Sophy, Minnie, Marie, Grace and Lucy. It is my understanding that they were sent to a private girls school in Darjeeling. I also believe that they were christened in St Phillip's Church Rangoon but I can not find any church info on the internet.

One of the daughters Sophy married William Lee in Burma and lived in Rangoon until 1937 or 38. when they fled to England with my English grandfather for fear of the Japanese.

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~ Posted on 30 Oct 2011

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Hello, I am looking for John and/or George Haddock. They were my grandmother's brothers. John James Haddock was born in Rangoon in 1879 and George Herbert Haddock was born in 1881 in Thayetmyo. My grandmother's name was Ethel Mona Haddock. I have found both her sisters descendants but nothing about her brother's lives at all. I would appreciate any information. Many Thanks. Richard

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~ Posted on 29 Oct 2011

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I am looking for my step mother married to my father Mr. H.K.Kar in Burma. He was born in Deradun, UP, India. He had four children with my step mother. Thay are now living in Australia. One married to Hawthrone in Australia. I am 70 years old now residing in USA. Please answer me ASAP. I am willing to meet you anywhere before I die.

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~ Posted on 26 Oct 2011

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I am looking for my step mother married to my father Mr. H.K.Kar in Burma. He was born in Deradun, UP, India. He had four children with my step mother. Thay are now living in Australia. One married to Hawthrone in Australia. I am 70 years old now residing in USA. Please answer me ASAP. I am willing to meet you anywhere before I die.

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~ Posted on 26 Oct 2011

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Ms. Marguerite Sandys, a Nurse at Govt. Hospital and Army Hospital at

Maymyo.Lived in Maymyo and left Burma in the 60's. Would be grateful

about her whereabouts.

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~ Posted on 21 Oct 2011

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I am looking for relatives of Edward Charles Garraty, born in Rangoon in 1905. He left Burma in 1948 and died in London in 1975. I am currently living in Bournemouth, England

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~ Posted on 20 Oct 2011

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i am trying to trace Reginald James Richardson who was born in brighton Sussex and

served in Burma with the British army during ww2. If anyone has any details of him

please could you contact me.

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~ Posted on 12 Oct 2011

  3 replies made.  
Looking for any information relating to Samuel Thomas Donnelly Foote

(b.1886), who married Alice Louise SCRIVEN at St Philip's Church, Rangoon

in 1909. Between 1910 and 1917 the couple had several children who were

baptisted in Rangoon, although at least one baptismal certificate states

they lived in Maymyo. Alice and the children are later living in Bombay,

however, I've not found any more information on Samuel. He worked as a

Government Telegraph Signaler.

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~ Posted on 30 Sep 2011

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i am looking for relatives of my late father name: Hilary, stanly, osmond Jones

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~ Posted on 27 Sep 2011

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I am looking for any information on my mother Jessie Hope Baptist born 1903 in Henzada, Burma . Her father was William Henry Baptist. I know that they returned to his part of the world -Cuttack, India, when she was quite young. If you can help please contact me.

Thanks

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~ Posted on 27 Sep 2011

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I am looking for any information on my mother Jessie Hope Baptist born 1903 in Henzada, Burma . Her father was William Henry Baptist. I know that they returned to his part of the world -Cuttack, India, when she was quite young. If you can help please contact me.

Thanks

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~ Posted on 27 Sep 2011

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I am trying to trace a family by the surname of Disney who were resident in Mingaladon township in the early 1940s. The family consisted of mother, father, daughter named Lorna and a son. They lived centrally. I was a corporal in the Royal Signals stationed in an army camp just outside Mingaladon and this family befriended me. They had me back to the house for tea and Lorna took me to various religious pagodas, botanical gardens and picture houses. They were so kind. I would like to be able to repay them in some way.

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~ Posted on 12 Sep 2011

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I am searching for any relatives of John Pappademitrion, son of Stephen

Demetrius. They lived in Rangoon. John wed Ethel Antram 1913 in Rangoon.

Her mother was Prasiarvy Matilda Antram, nee Calogreedy. Any help in my

research will be much appreciated.

Grace Carmichael

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~ Posted on 07 Sep 2011

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I know that my great-grandfather, Michael James Mulrooney, together with his son Patrick James Mulrooney, trekked from Rangoon to India, ending up in Calcutta (Kolkata), in the early 1940s. Michael used to work as the caretaker of the Law Courts in Rangoon before the war.

Need infomation as to what became of either of them as all other relatives I can ask are now sadly dead; mother, grandmother and aunt.

Many thanks

Cilla

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~ Posted on 27 Aug 2011

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I'm trying to find out what happened to my great uncle Richard Saxton. He travelled to Burma in the 1880's to work on the railways and by 1904 was part owner of the Hotel Royal in Rangoon. I believe his wife was called May. I'd like any information about them and any children they may have had.

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~ Posted on 25 Aug 2011

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I am searching for details of my maternal grandmother Q "Lucy" Olga Davidson who was brought up in Burma during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Her father was a British miltary man who retired to live in a hill ststion in Burma and married a local woman who was Lucy's mother. Other than that I have no details of Lucy's mother at all

"Lucy", which may have been a pet name, trained as a nurse before her marriage but again I have no details of where she trained. My grandmother Lucy then went on to marry Edward Herbert West Martindell ( 1866 - 1933 ) who entered the Indian Civil Service in 1890 and was Chief Engineer and Secretary of Public Works in 1916 and became a member of the Burmese Legislative Council in 1919. He retired in 1921 bringing Lucy and his 2 young daughters ( my mother and aunt ) back to live in Ashrord in Kent.

I would be grateful for any details relating to either Lucy or Edward while living in Burma, but particularly Lucy and her father of which I can find little information.

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~ Posted on 21 Aug 2011

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I am looking for Valdis (Valdemars) Dunsis - (he has brothers Augusts and Janis Dunsis, sisters - Maiga and Marta Dunsis)

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~ Posted on 17 Aug 2011

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I have lost contact with my class mate since the early 1960s & believe that he left Burma to reside in Denmark. I am made to understand that his parents emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria in Australia.

Kindly give my wishes to him and have him contact me when he has some time. many thanks.

Errol Elton-Bott

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~ Posted on 30 Jul 2011

My grandfather , Mr.C.Thamby was a leading lawyer in Ranggon in 1930-1940.After the world war 11, he left Rangoon and settled in Jaffna / sri lanka .

My greatgandfather's brother (MR.A.M.Pillai) was a leading shipping agent in Ranggon - in the late eighteen hundered. Most of the family left Ranggon, though I understand some of the children / grandchildern stayed back.

I am hoping to visit Yangoon next month. I would like to make contact with any relatives ( or those who knew them) I have the address where my Grandfather lived. My grandfather also wrote books on Buddhist law that was reviewd in Burma times paper.Would like to have a copy of this book

Any one who can help me, pl E-mail me at haran1010@sbcglobal.net

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~ Posted on 24 Jul 2011

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My grandfather , Mr.C.Thamby was a leading lawyer in Ranggon in 1930-1940.After the world war 11, he left Rangoon and settled in Jaffna / sri lanka .

My greatgandfather's brother (MR.A.M.Pillai) was a leading shipping agent in Ranggon - in the late eighteen hundered. Most of the family left Ranggon, though I understand some of the children / grandchildern stayed back.

I am hoping to visit Yangoon next month. I would like to make contact with any relatives ( or those who knew them) I have the address where my Grandfather lived. My grandfather also wrote books on Buddhist law that was reviewd in Burma times paper.Would like to have a copy of this book

Any one who can help me, pl E-mail me at haran1010@sbcglobal.net

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~ Posted on 24 Jul 2011

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I am searching for any relatives of Matilda Crisp, (nee Calogreedy,

daughter of Sperodon Calogreedy) of Mandalay, who wed Arthur Crisp. The

family left Burma for India in 1942. They had one son Arthur and two

daughters, Dorothy and Leslie.(or Lesley) Leslie wed an 'Elvira' and

divorced. Later she remarried (name unknown)and went to new Zealand. Any

help will be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 20 Jul 2011

Would like to find my youngest sister Kyu Hong Hong who was adpoted when she was still a child and later migrated to the United States with her new family. We used to live in 37 street in Rangoon, our father was running a pawnshop then, he married 3 times and we are born from his second wife.

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~ Posted on 30 Jun 2011

Would like to find my youngest sister Kyu Hong Hong who was adpoted when she was still a child and later migrated to the United States with her new family. We used to live in 37 street in Rangoon, our father was running a pawnshop then, he married 3 times and we are born from his second wife.

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~ Posted on 30 Jun 2011

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Would like to find my youngest sister who was adpoted when she was still a child and later migrated to the United States with her new family. We used to live in 37 street in Rangoon, our father was running a pawnshop then, he married 3 times and we are born from his second wife.

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~ Posted on 30 Jun 2011

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Henry Charles Noyce wed Matilda Antram 1887 in Mandalay. Matilda's maiden

name was Calogreedy. They had two sons, Edgar and Herbert Noyce, the

latter died 1928 of Blackwater fever. Edgar married ? (name unknown) and

had two daughters Rita and Rhoda, one of whom may have moved to Australia.

I am researching the Calogreedy family of Burma and would dearly like to

make contact with any descendants of the Noyce family. Any help will be

greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 29 Jun 2011

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George Panioty, a witness to the marriage of William Calogreedy in 1895,

was possibly the biological grandfather of George Panioty Calogreedy who

wed a French lady Sarah Louise(maiden name unknown). The Panioty and

Calogreedy families were also connected by the marriage of John Demetrious

Calogreedy to Euphrosyne Panioty, daughter of Alexander and granddaughter

of Constantine Panioty who died at Burreesaul,Burma in 1844. Euphrosyne

and John had a son called Alexander who wed Iris and had two children

Edward and Anne. Any help in tracing descendants of the Panioty families

of Burma would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 29 Jun 2011

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Joshua Antram married Elizabeth Potts at St. Dunstan's & All Saints in Stepney on 8.11.1823. They had 6 children: Joshua Thomas, Elizabeth, Charles Henry, Amelia Patience, Simon Edward and John Potts, all born in Stepney. Joshua was a Merchant Navy skipper and the family emigrated to Burma in the period 1841-7. Any information would be welcome; the names of the partners of Charles and Edward, etc. Charles was in the postal service, Edward with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and John in the Indian Navy. Elizaeth married Robert Sheppard and died in Moulmein. Amelia's history is unknown. Joshua drowned in Rangoon 1854 and John and mother Elizabeth returned to England in 1861-3.

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~ Posted on 23 Jun 2011

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Joshua Antram married Elizabeth Potts at St. Dunstan's & All Saints in Stepney on 8.11.1823. They had 6 children: Joshua Thomas, Elizabeth, Charles Henry, Amelia Patience, Simon Edward and John Potts, all born in Stepney. Joshua was a Merchant Navy skipper and the family emigrated to Burma in the period 1841-7. Any information would be welcome; the names of the partners of Charles and Edward, etc. Charles was in the postal service, Edward with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and John in the Indian Navy. Elizaeth married Robert Sheppard and died in Moulmein. Amelia's history is unknown. Joshua drowned in Rangoon 1854 and John and mother Elizabeth returned to England in 1861-3.

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~ Posted on 23 Jun 2011

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Trying to trace my father. His name is/was U.Aung Saint. In 1956 he lived at 104.Migaldon Road, Insein, Rangoon. He was an airline pilot. At the time his father was the chief of police in Rangoon.

Thanks if you can help.

Steven

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~ Posted on 19 Jun 2011

Trying to trace my father. His name is/was U.Aung Saint. In 1956 he lived at 104.Migaldon Road, Insein, Rangoon. He was an airline pilot. At the time his father was the chief of police in Rangoon.

Thanks if you can help.

Steven

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~ Posted on 19 Jun 2011

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My Great Grand Father was William Dawson possibly from Rangoon police. My GrandFather was George Harold Dawson from Burma Oil Co around Chauk. I believe that most of the family dispersed to England and Australia. I would like to know if there are any more "Dawson" family members in Burma and where William and George Harold might be buried in Burma.

Thanks in advance

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~ Posted on 13 Jun 2011

I woul appreciate any information on my mother Juliana Balthazar or Balthasar.from Moulmein born 1919. My grandfather Dominic Balthazar had apparently changed the family name from D'Silva to Balthazar/sar at some stage. If anyone knows any connection with that D'silva/Balthazar change I would appreciate any information at all. There may be some connection with the D'Silva family coming from Goa to Moulmein. My grandfather I believe worked for excise/customs in Moulmein...if someone could very this too.

Thanks in advance...

G. Dawson

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~ Posted on 13 Jun 2011

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I am still trying to find out any information about my Great Grandfather George Cooper and my Grandfather Wilfred George Cooper. Has anyone got any information, however small about either of them. My late mother, Winifred Adeline Telford (nee Cooper) never saw her father Wilfred again after the trek out of Burma in 1942. My Mother told the family very little about her background, I know she was educated at the Loreto Convent in Darjeeling and I have written to them but never had a reply. I have tried various ways to get information about their backgrounds like church records, has I do know they were a Catholic family, but to no avail. I am writing as much as I can for my family, so any information would be very welcome. Kind regards. John & Carilyn Telford.

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~ Posted on 17 May 2011

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Iam researching the Calogreedy family of Mandalay and looking for any relatives of Prasiavy Matilda(nee Callogreedy) widow of Simon Antram (Captain of the Irrawadi Flotilla)who wed Henry Charles Noyce in 1887. They had 2 children : Edgar and Herbert Edward. Herbert died 1928 of Blackwatter Fever. Edgar married and had 2 children : Rita and Rhoda. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 11 May 2011

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I'm reseaching the Calogreedy family of Mandalay and looking for any relatives of Prasiavy Matilda(nee Calogreedy)and Simon Edward Antram who was Captain of the Irrawadi Flotilla. I believe they had 3 children : Ettie, Charles and Edward. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 11 May 2011

I'm researching the Calogreedy family of Mandalay and looking for any relatives of Albert Charles Calogreedy and Daw Chit Pu who wed in 1912. Their 10 children were: Annie, Willie, Henry, Harry, Winnie, Helen, Lucia Kitty,b. 1924, who wed a Burmese,their daughter Linda, Ettie, John Marje Antoine (d. age 12) and Dorothy. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 11 May 2011

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I am trying to trace the children/grand children of William Sinclair Thom Born 22AUG1868, wife Ma Tin W from Kalaw, Burma. Last know to be living with his brother-in-law Mr R M Aldworth, Mine Owner in Taunggui, Southern Shan States, Upper Burma around about 1948, had 5 children. Retiredfrom Imperial Police Service Burma. Original lived at 28 Rockhill, Kalaw. Keen to know last resting place and any descendants.

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~ Posted on 09 May 2011

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i am trying to trace my grandparents in Burma, who are buried in the Armenia Anglican church compound in Rangood, Burma. They are George Samuel Wakefield and Florence nee vertannes Wakefield . they had threee children Richard australia, Perth, deceased), George(my father)deceased in Poona India) and Joyce(Australia, Perth; deceased)

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~ Posted on 08 May 2011

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Leonard Henry Thompson, born Burma, 1907, worked as electrical engineer, possibly assisting with electrification of the railways. Married KATHLEEN ESTHER MAYNE at the EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHURCH, YANGON in 1925. Divorced and remarried to MURIEL EVELYN ADGIE in 1935 at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Mandalay, Burma, eventually died in Quetta, India, (now pakistan)1942.

Any information, stories or relatives would be appreciated as my Mum is his third child and is 80 yrs, she would love to know about him. Jonathan Vickers

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

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Leonard Henry Thompson, born Burma, 1907, worked as electrical engineer, possibly assisting with electrification of the railways. Married KATHLEEN ESTHER MAYNE at the EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHURCH, YANGON in 1925. Divorced and remarried to MURIEL EVELYN ADGIE in 1935 at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Mandalay, Burma, eventually died in Quetta, India, (now pakistan)1942.

Any information, stories or relatives would be appreciated as my Mum is his third child and is 80 yrs, she would love to know about him. Jonathan Vickers

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

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Leonard Henry Thompson, born Burma, 1907, worked as electrical engineer, possibly assisting with electrification of the railways. Married KATHLEEN ESTHER MAYNE at the EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHURCH, YANGON in 1925. Divorced and remarried to MURIEL EVELYN ADGIE in 1935 at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Mandalay, Burma, eventually died in Quetta, India, (now pakistan)1942.

Any information, stories or relatives would be appreciated as my Mum is his third child and is 80 yrs, she would love to know about him. Jonathan Vickers

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

  2 replies made.  
Leonard Henry Thompson, born Burma, 1907, worked as electrical engineer, possibly assisting with electrification of the railways. Married KATHLEEN ESTHER MAYNE at the EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHURCH, YANGON in 1925. Divorced and remarried to MURIEL EVELYN ADGIE in 1935 at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Mandalay, Burma, eventually died in Quetta, India, (now pakistan)1942.

Any information, stories or relatives would be appreciated as my Mum is his third child and is 80 yrs, she would love to know about him. Jonathan Vickers

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

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My grandfather Mirza Ismail Kashany married Florence Myrtle Crawford in 1917 or 1918 and lived in Maymyo until she passed away in 1928. They had five children: Sydney, William, Kitty, Sheila and Banoo. I am the daughter of Kitty. My maiden name was Nargis Jamal. I would like to get in touch with any of my grandmother's relatives - her father was in the Civil Service in Burma during the late 1800's and came from Scotland. Someone tried to contact me via email but it was garbled.

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

I am looking for my old school friend June Long (I do not know her married name) with whom I lost touch in early 1960. She went away to England in the late 50s. We both went to St John's Old Convent and she lived in Thingangyun and rode the train to school everyday. My maiden name is Nargis Jamal. If anyone knows June's whereabouts please contact me as I would love to renew our friendship.

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~ Posted on 03 May 2011

I am searching for my cousin "Lorna" not sure about her surname, but she

lived with her Aunt Margaret Herbertson. I was trying to bring her to

England during the 1980's. I would sure like to hear from her or if anyone

knows of her whereabouts please get in touch with me on 07873444848 or

email me. I now live in scotland with my wife and 3 cats.

Thanks in advance.

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~ Posted on 20 Feb 2011

Jeanette & Olga Hynes Sisters of Beula,Eccles. last heard of during evacuation in 1942.

both my sisters were boarders at the Rangoon Anglican Bishop's Home, they were evacuated to

Mogok and then Possibly to India in 1942. Any Info would be much welcomed, As I have not

heard of them since. Thank you.

Beula Eccles.

Replies to the Sender.

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~ Posted on 18 Feb 2011

My brother inlaw would love to know what happened to his two sisters, who were on the trek

out of burma during the evacuation. I only have their Surname, Eccles.

cheers, Ash.

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~ Posted on 18 Feb 2011

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Four generations of Buchanan were born in Burma. Would love to hear from anyone who may be decendant. Especially Alexander, William or Edward. I have quite alot of information on this family and would love to hear from you

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~ Posted on 17 Feb 2011

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I would like to contact Kim Aris younger son of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Email address or contact no will do. Thank you in advance.

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~ Posted on 13 Feb 2011

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HELP HELP HELP:

Yesterday I received an email from someone (d.wavell) who might be able to help me with information about my grandfather de Courcy Ireland Caldecourt. If you read this, could you please write to me again with your email address. I have tried sending you a message to the address at the top of your letter but it doesn't get through.

Regards, Phillip White.

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~ Posted on 09 Feb 2011

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I lived in Burma with a gentleman called Ko Tin Aye and had two children with him. I left Rangoon in June 1969 but he was unable to leave Burma. I have not been able to locate him in Burma since then. If he reads this or anyone who knows him reads this, I would like him to know that I would like to know if he is still alive and if so, I would like his address or contact details. We worked together at the State Commercial Bank in Rangoon from 1961 until I left with my family in 1969.

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~ Posted on 22 Dec 2010

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My great-grandfather,Sir Harvey Adamson, was Lieutenant-Governor of Burma from 1910-1915. He arrived in Burma in 1877 aged 23 and had a relationship with a local Anglo-Burmese lady by the name of Eugene Good (referred to as "Ginny" by her grand-children).As far as I am aware my grandfather John Walter Adamson born 1881 in Thonese Tharrewaddy was the only offspring of this union. I am seeking any living descendants of Eugene Good as well as descendants of the marriage of Sir William John Keith I.C.S.who in 1915 married Dame Isabel Keith (nee Adamson,daughter of Sir Harvey and Lady Jane Charlotte).

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~ Posted on 05 Dec 2010

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any replies to the names Minus or Ellis i have not been able to read because they were to an old

email address my new ones are ste230@hotmail.co.uk susan.ashworth371@btinternet.com can

you please reply again as i have not seen what the 6 or more made are about thank you greatly

from mr stephen ashworth

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~ Posted on 28 Nov 2010

any replies to The previous Sunman query in the 1940's can be e-mailed to my new e-mail address tlcnicholson52@yahoo.com. Thanks you!

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~ Posted on 22 Sep 2010

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I went to St. Paul's, Rangoon(1938/elementary grade)) and of the many pals I have missed connecting with was Robert Daniels after the War ended. I briefly met Robert in Maymyo after a severe bombing in March, 1942 and was glad that he and his family were well and safe. That was the last time I saw him. Any information will be gratefully acknowledged Joseph Valu, Editor, www.worldwar2burmadiaries.com

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~ Posted on 05 Sep 2010

Anyone who stayed at the Girls Friendly Society sometimes in the early 30s. My mother was staying there. Her anme was JULIE HELGA FRANCINE STOKES MOMENTE. She had a friend at the GFS whose name was OLIVE. If anyone knows anything, I would be most appreciative if you would email me. (I am her daughter.) Thank you very much.

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~ Posted on 16 Aug 2010

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My Grandfather was Stanley Osmond-Jones. We understand he MAY have been part Armenian.

He married Beryl Jones (yes also Jones) and they had 4 children one of whom is my mother

Fenella. He worked for the Burma Railways and was an inspector of taxes.The whole family came

to England by boat in 1950. I am interested to see if anyone out there remembers them or can

tell me anything about Stanley in particular. I research our family tree and the Burma side is

sadly lacking in any detail. I hope you can help.

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~ Posted on 08 Jul 2010

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Looking for any one who in doing family history in New Zealand who has in

there family History a Margery Soord who went to NZ from Burma around the

the late 1800s to the very early 1900s I believe she may have got married

in Burma and then went to NZ If you have come across this name please

contact me on ronald.Soord@gmail.com I have put this notice up before but

went and changed my email address. Please try again I look forward to your

response.

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~ Posted on 21 Jun 2010

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i am not seeking a lost relative i am seeking my birth certificate, so i know for sure where i was born and when..i have written to the appropriate embassies for a copy but to no avail.. i saw this website and thought maybe someone here can steer me in the right direction so i can obtain a copy of my birth certificate.. i know i was born in the syriam public hospital in 1958 and not registered with the british embassy can someone please guide me in the right direction as i am the one i am seeking please reply

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~ Posted on 17 Jun 2010

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Theresa Beeby apparently was born and died in 1957 i want to verify this.

Bela Beeby born around 1940's still alive in mandalay but married now.

Ethel Beeby born in mandalay but living in rangoon at present.

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~ Posted on 11 Jun 2010

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i am dr.uma.kumarasooriyar. my grand mother was born in madurai and my great grand father was mr.thuraiappa chettiar from madurai and he was working in rangoon.in rangoon my great grand mother's brothers were working and they were from sri lanka.they got their sister sivagami pillai married to mr .thurai appa chettiar of madurai.their daughter was meenakshi ammal who was born in madurai. meenakshi ammal was my grand mother. she got married to surveyer .ehamparam from jaffna hailing from saiva vellalar family ,in sri lanka.i was born in sri lanka and studied till 10th standerd their.(that is g.c.e.o/l)then i came to india and continued my studies here and i am a doctor today.i am searching for my roots in madurai.kindly help.thanking you.

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~ Posted on 30 May 2010

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Hi!

Wish to locate a very dear school friend of mine from St. Albert's High School in Maymyo from where we Matriculated in the mid 1950's. His christian name is Jeffrey Hoe!

Anyone knows of him or the old class-mates of St. Albert's De La Salle Brothers' School in Maymyo after 1950-55? Can any one please help?

Many thanks.

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~ Posted on 24 May 2010

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Has anyone any information about Alfred Hembrough? His daughter Mabel married Wilfred George Cooper in 1911 in Rangoon. Alfred was my Great-Grandfather. I believe his full name could have been Alfred Samuel Honniball Hembrough. He married Adeline Marie ?. My mother who was Winifred Adeline Cooper was born in Rangoon in 1914. She told me the last time she saw her family was in 1942 when they had to trek out of Burma. I would be most grateful if any one has any information, however small. Alfred could have worked at one time for Graham & Co? I am particulaly interested to know where he came from? What did he do? Where did he go? What happened to Adeline? Regards John Telford

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~ Posted on 18 May 2010

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Has anyone any information about Alfred Hembrough? His daughter Mabel married Wilfred George Cooper in 1911 in Rangoon. Alfred was my Great-Grandfather. I believe his full name could have been Alfred Samuel Honniball Hembrough. He married Adeline Marie ?. My mother who was Winifred Adeline Cooper was born in Rangoon in 1914. She told me the last time she saw her family was in 1942 when they had to trek out of Burma. I would be most grateful if any one has any information, however small. Alfred could have worked at one time for Graham & Co? I am particulaly interested to know where he came from? What did he do? Where did he go? What happened to Adeline? Regards John Telford

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~ Posted on 18 May 2010

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Looking for Robert Tranter of Kalaw. Last found in Perth. Love to hear from you.

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~ Posted on 15 May 2010

  4 replies made.  
Leonard Henry Thompson, born Burma, 1907, worked as electrical engineer, possibly assisting with electrification of the railways. Married KATHLEEN ESTHER MAYNE at the EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHURCH, YANGON in 1925. Divorced and remarried to MURIEL EVELYN ADGIE in 1935 at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH in Mandalay, Burma, eventually died in Quetta, India, (now pakistan)1942.

Any information, stories or relatives would be appreciated as my Mum is his third child and is 80 yrs, she would love to know about him. Jonathan Vickers

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~ Posted on 03 May 2010

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I am researching my Mother's family, especially my Grandfather who was called Wilfred George Cooper. My Mother was Winifred Adeline Cooper who was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1914. She married Jack Telford in 1939 (I think). I believe my Grandfather trekked out of Burma with his son Alfred. What happened to him? What happened to my Grandmother? I have no idea, and would be very grateful if anyone can give me any information. The only other names I have in their family is Manfred and Charles. Charles went to Australia that is all I know. Thank you in anticipation for reading this, can anyone help? Kind regards, John Telford

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~ Posted on 24 Apr 2010

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My Grandmother Jeanne Thaw was an English Professor at Rangoon University and was married to Col.Alfred Ba Thaw who was the first President of the Myanmar Medical Association in 1949. I am trying to find out what happened to her and when she died. The last I heard in the early 1970's she was being taken care of by some Burmese nuns. She did pass, but I don't know when.

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~ Posted on 23 Apr 2010

My great grandfather's name is Surya Narayan Singh. I have recieved his last letter in the 1980s. The post office's name was Mor May. After that, I have not recieved any information from him. Please, please help me to find him. I am living right now in Dubhra Nirwahan villiage,Post Shankerpur District Basti, U.P, India or you can contact me with 009721173572.

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~ Posted on 22 Mar 2010

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I wish to know where Ms Marguerite Sandys ( Nurse ) from Maymyo who was working at Maymyo Hospital when she nursed me when I was hospitalised.( 1956-57 ) She later joined the Maymyo Army Base Hospital before migrating, possibly America or UK or Germany.She had

other 3 sisters ( one of them Daffadol became a nun and later left.)

Just wishing to know their whereabouts.

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~ Posted on 05 Mar 2010

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I have three generations of my family that were born in India/Burma.

My Great Great Grandfather Thomas Bacon b 1834 Pagham married Margaret Jane Lewis 1847. they had three children. Arthur Bacon b 1865, Edith Flora b 1866 and David (my great grandfather) b 1870. I have no idea where my great grandfather died but was told that he died in 1940s when the Japanese invaded. David Bacon married Sarah ann Thompson in 1886. Children, Mabel, Margaret Valentia (Val) Willie and Bertie, Edwina Muriel (My Grandma)b 1920 and Kathleen.Most of their years were spent in Maymyo.When the war took hold the family moved to Bangalore which is where my mother was born. Other names in the family are DAVID, RING, SHARPE, In two years time I hope to retrace some of my families steps. Does anyone have any information on the Bacons or remember them??????

Karen

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~ Posted on 02 Mar 2010

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Hi,

My Grandmother was born in Burma in 1931, i have managed to gather a little bit of info from her, though i need help filling in the blanks.

Her name is PAMELA Harding. Her mother was IVY Ducann of the Ducann family who also resided in Burma. Pamela's father died when she was young (how young i am unsure) and i believe she reverted to using her maiden name Ducann. SHe had a sister and two brothers. The family moved to India during the second world war.

I would like any information on the Harding family and Ducann Family

Many Thanks Mike Symons

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~ Posted on 22 Feb 2010

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I am responding to the two replies which I received:

I just found the second reply, by chance, after goodness knows how long! I am not sure if you might be the same person I communicated with last year (ie - my first reply)!

If you are, I am sorry but my e-mail replies to you did not go through to the address given!

If not, I will tell you that I have information about the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What I am looking for is the parents, grandparents, siblings, &/or aunts, uncles, or even cousins of D.R. Xavier - M.A. Checksfield in order to make a connection to the ancestral past. I hope you are still out there and might be able to help - even "a bit"! It is amazing what one single "bit" of information will open up - it is most fascinating! I am researching my on behalf of my Grandchildren and I do not wish to impose on the privacy of anyone living. As I mentioned, my main aim is to make a connection to the ancestral past for my grandaughters. Thank you for your reply but I was unable to reply as there was no e-mail to reply back to! Thanks again...

Regards,

Suzannah (née Johnson) Milburn

New Westminster, B.C., Canada

20 Feb 2010

hannazus@hotmail.com

suzannahmilburn@gmail.com

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~ Posted on 20 Feb 2010

I am looking for information on a person called Kay Ping Chan. He could have been called Kay Ping only or John Chan as Chinese in those days had many names. Am interested in knowing when and where he died in Burma. He was born around 1905/06 in China.

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~ Posted on 19 Feb 2010

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Looking for Rajab Ali Khan (Rajah) we were school friends in Lashio N.S.S. Rajah's brother was caled Abdul Rahman who worked for Ghulam Sarwar (my father)as a bus driver. Our family left Burma in the early 1960's. Rajah wrote to my sister Salima Bibi in Rawlpindi Pakistan, but she lost the letter. I think he may now be Living in Taungyi I would dearly like to get in touch with my old freind. Anyone knowing him please get in touch.

Many Thanks

Koko

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~ Posted on 18 Feb 2010

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I am tracing for my Mums Elder Sister who got married in burma in 1950s and her family who are still living in burma since then.

My Mums name Regina Mary daughter of Rose Mary and Joseph who Basicaly where trading to burma for jwellery and stones in burma who traded from madras to burma.

the whole family came back to madras in 1965 except the one daughter laft behind with her family and kids in burma.

the rose mary and Joseph family had 6 kids of which 2 boys and 4 girls and the last girl Stella Mary was born on 1962

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~ Posted on 12 Feb 2010

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I anyone has any info regarding Wickham-Foxell history in Burma please contact.

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~ Posted on 09 Feb 2010

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If u have any information about the Foxwell family or Wickham-Foxwell please make contact I am desperate to find info as it is the only side of my family tree i knw nothing about.

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~ Posted on 09 Feb 2010

We are looking for Family of Sarat Chandra Das. He was born in probably 1908 and we lost touch with him from 1940s. He is younger brother of my grand father Purna Chandra Das from Orissa, India.

Our family still lives in Orissa, India. I live in USA and my contact number is +1 803 629 5243. My Grand mother is still living and her address is 16 Forest Park, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, 751009. Her Phone number is +91 674 2596409.

We would love to get in touch with Sarat Chandra Das's family and establish the link.

Looking forward to locating our lost family.

Thanks

Palash

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~ Posted on 01 Feb 2010

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During my 1st year high school at Regina Pacis school in Jakarta, I befriended the son of the Burmese Ambassador in Jakarta - he was known at that time as George Pethan. We were very close friends and we lost contact after I left Indonesia. Would like to be able to contact him again after all these years.

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~ Posted on 01 Feb 2010

Hi

I want to request help from you all to find my missing younger brother named Tun Lin Aung who, 29 years old now and about 5' 6", went to work in Malaysia in 2004 and we lost contact with him in 2005.Until now we haven't got any contact from him. Therefore I would like to request you to kindly help me in finding my missing brother. Thank you in advance.

Thanks again

Thet

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~ Posted on 28 Jan 2010

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Searching information on three sisters. Our father Alfred Palmer worked as an engineer for the British army. Our father married and had 3 daughters when his wife died. He later married his sister in law my mother who had 3 sons. When trouble broke out in Namtu Burma the girls and 2 brothers were sent to family members, where as i went with my mother to a Burma prisoner of war camp where my mother died and i was brought up by Catholic nuns till the time my father came and bought me and my brothers to the UK. I was born in 1940 and brought to the UK when i was around 6 yrs old. I have contact with my brothers but have no knowledge of my half sisters.My mothers maiden name was Williams though she was Burmes.

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~ Posted on 15 Jan 2010

I am trying to trace my mothers grandfather, Robert Mitchell, his army service record states born in Rangoon 1884, I don't know where to go for more information regarding his birth certificate. Any information would be greatfully received.

Thank you all very much.

Angela

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~ Posted on 04 Jan 2010

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I am trying to trace the birth and death of Richard Lawrence Calogreedy who was married to Mary Charlotte(nee Carmichael)1904. They lived in Mandalay and he possibly died in the North West Frontier. His father was Speroden Calogreedy who was a forest manager. Any information would be very helpful.

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~ Posted on 04 Jan 2010

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Elsey, NEAL, CRISP, BARRETT, DURHAM, JACKSON. THESE ARE FAMILY SURNAMES, ALL FROM RANGOON BURMA. MY GRANDFATHER WAS WILLIAM Elsey HIS BROTHER WAS A CHARLES Elsey FROM RANGOON BURMA. I KNOW THEY HAD A BUSINNESS IN RANGOON BUT DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DID, MY GRANDFATHER WILLIAM, HAD 8 CHILDREN IN RANGOON . MAYBE SOMEONE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH ONE OF THEM OR IF ANY ONE COULD GIVE ME MORE ADVICE ON HOW TO FIND OUT MORE INFO , I WOULD BE VERY GREATFUL. THANKYOU.

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~ Posted on 16 Dec 2009

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my grandfather was born in pegu and they left pegu in the 1920

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~ Posted on 21 Nov 2009

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I am looking for my step mother-in-law who was married to my father-in-law in Burma in 1935-1940 range. His name was Mr. H.K.Kar working for oil company he had three or four children with this lady they are grown-up and one may be surname hawthorne and all are Kar residing now in Australia

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~ Posted on 19 Nov 2009

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Members of the Bruhns family are presently sought in the UK ( Scotland)as they are heirs to an estate, the family consisted of Marie, Agnes, John, Robert and James.

At one stage some of the above named resided at St Michael,s Compound, Kemmendine, Rangoon.

Other family members are believec to be in Moijinein or a name similar to this.

I act for the solicitors handling the estate who are from Glasgow Scotland

Another family member, not an heir, is a baptish minister and believed to be in the USA,

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Bill Adair Ayrshire Investigation Service, Kilmarnock, Scotland, tel 01560 323052 + UK code

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~ Posted on 05 Nov 2009

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Barbara Smart nee Greene, she is my aunt and went missing duing the 2nd world war in Burma, and may have continued fighting in a resistance movement.

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~ Posted on 01 Nov 2009

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I am looking for any information about de Courcy Ireland Caldecourt who is my grandfather on my mother's side. He married Alice Claire Grant in Burma around 1916-1917. He was an engineer and got his degree in 1911 from Kings College, London. The only child from this union was my mother, Cynthia Merlyn Claire Caldecourt who married Phillip Hounsfield White in 1940 at Christ Church, Rangoon.

I don't know if he came to Burma after he got his degree or if he came BACK to Burma.

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~ Posted on 30 Oct 2009

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i am looking for information about my great- grandmother EVELYN MARY D'Silva (b.1893 in burma d.1947 Kolkata) nee chapelman.i know nothing of her maternal side- her mother was HENRIETTA MARY CHAPPELMAN ( her mother was perhaps burmese and father german.)

Evelyn's father was ALFRED RICHARD D'Silva (B.1869 D.1925 in Rangoon.) Around 1900 i think he was head assistant at the dep-commrs office in Akyab.

any information about this family would be greatfully recieved as i am not in contact with any relatives on this side of my family and i am desperate to know more.

thanks charlotte

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~ Posted on 26 Oct 2009

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I am looking for members of the Preston family who lived in Burma, Maymyo and Rangoon from c1900 to 1948

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~ Posted on 13 Oct 2009

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I am trying to gather information on my family. They were:

ANDREW DONALD Francis (my great grandfather)

ANNIE LUCKETT (his wife)

Their children:

ESTELLE Francis (my grandmother, born 1919)

RENNIE Francis (born 1915 ish)

EDNA Francis (unsure of d.o.b)

ANNE Francis (born 1921)

Andrew Donald Francis had a business importing British goods and I believe that Annie died at a young age. The family lived in a house in Insein, Rangoon, called Brightlands, along with their servants. Rennie was a heavy drinker and smoker and died in 1979. My grandmother, Estelle, travelled back to Burma to collect his will, the deeds to Brightlands and many family photos but was robbed of her case at Bangkok airport on her return. My family returned again in 1983 to visit the house and it was inhabited by squatters. Is it still there? I would love to visit it and see why my mother grew up.

My mother was the child of ESTELLE Francis and British soldier FREDERICK HAILS. I know that Frederick left Burma behind and had an English family waiting at home for him, so although I have traced him I don't wish to upset their lives.

EDNA Francis married CHARLES DUROISELLE JNR, son of the anthropologist Charles Duroiselle and they lived in London until they both died some 12 years ago. They did not have any children.

I am 26 and planning a trip to Burma in 2010 to see something of our family past. If you have any information at all I would be so grateful to hear from you as we have so little remaining.

Many thanks for your help,

Lulu

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~ Posted on 11 Oct 2009

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looking for relatives of Alexander Carr who moved to uk in around 1850/1880 and had sister who was connected to St CECELIAS COLLEGE IN RANGOON BURMA ?

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~ Posted on 27 Sep 2009

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Hello, looking for information on Leo or Gertrude Goudie, children George, Norman, William. Leo was employed by McGregor and Co and their details are on a list of 1942 evacuees which can be seen here:

http://groups.google.com/group/the-trek-out-of-burma-1942

They also seem to have had a connection with families Dawson, Pyne, Benjiman and Hindle as they were listed as part of the forwarding address for thos families during the evacuation.

Thanks for any help!

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~ Posted on 08 Sep 2009

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I seek information about Catherine Elizabeth Innes (born Moulmein 1845; married Captain

William Smith, master mariner, Moulmein, in1865) and her family.

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~ Posted on 07 Sep 2009

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I am looking for descendants of my mother's Uncle whose name was Bill Dawson. He served in Burma in the colonial police force in the 1920's and 1930's. He had two sons one of whom I believe was called Dennis my mother's cousins).

Any information would be appreciated as would any suggestions as to lists of those who lived and served in colonial Burma.

THANKS TRISTRAM

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~ Posted on 01 Sep 2009

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Searching for information about Emily Bridgit Bloxham, my great grandmother born in Toungoo, Burma on 3 Jan 1875. She married my great grandfather William Thomas Larman most likely in India as my grandfather William Arthur Larman was born in Satara, India on 3 Nov 1899. My grandfather returned to Burma as my father William George Charles Larman was born IN rangoon, Burma on 7 Apr 1933.

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~ Posted on 30 Aug 2009

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Soord Soord Soord

I have already placed messages on the Lost Relatives from Burma but since then I have changed my Email address and I have not received a few contacts. I hope you will forgive me and if you should find this notice please respond again. Marjorie Soord that went to New Zealand ,Thanks Ron

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~ Posted on 22 Aug 2009

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GRACE Ellis / CLIFFORD MINUS information please reply again to appeals i posted on 21st of march 2007 21.03.07 call 01244 680815 and leave message or 07506706321 will be greatly appreciated as 6 replys were made and i did not receive them thank you all

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~ Posted on 20 Aug 2009

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i am looking for those who contacted me with information on an appeal i posted on 21st of march 2007 regarding my great grand mother grace ellis and her husband clifford Minus please read the 2007 appeal and reply again please as i lost some emails before receiving them its showing 6 replys were made and i havent read one yet.this is a shame as some people can help me with my search thank you very much ring me on 01244 680815 and leave a message or call 07506706321

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~ Posted on 20 Aug 2009

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Would like to know who replied to my request and what did they had to say, how can i retrieve the message.

your sincerely

Cedric

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~ Posted on 05 Aug 2009

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my unc he is born in ooreouri in tamil nadu. study in burma he become a pilot .he his father name is arulanathu sarvai . in 1960 to 1970 he went to england and he married

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~ Posted on 03 Aug 2009

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My grandmother DOROTHY MAVIS Boyd was born in Yan Tung in 1908.Her father was chief engineer on the Burma railway. When he died she and her mother went to live with family in India.She married John Bamford Jones and had 2 sons Peter born 1928 and Paul born 1929.They lived in Ahmnehabad.They seperated in 1930's.Dorothy then married Leslie Revell had son Leslie.Moved to England and had daughter Susan.

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~ Posted on 29 Jul 2009

I am looking for any surviving family of Daniel William Steevens and Edith Lilian nee Innes. They married in Rangoon in 1900, became 7th Day Adventists and were last definitely known living in Thomakan in the Shan States in 1923. It is possible Daniel was one of the evacuees to India in 1942, as there is an entry "D.W. Stevens of Taunggyi, address in Calcutta - 27 Free School Street" in the evacuee list, who is also cross-referenced as a 7th Day Adventist in the Adventist Archives. Any information about this family will be welcome.

I would also like to make contact with anyone who attended the 7th Day Adventist School in Meiktila in the 1930s.

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~ Posted on 23 Jul 2009

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Hi,

I am trying to trace my mother's history. Her name was Florence Margaret Fitzgerald. I think she is from Maymyo.She married William Dolman of the KOYL Regiment 2 Battalion British army. She came to England in 1948. There may be a connection to a family name called Rose. Can anyone please help?

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~ Posted on 14 Jul 2009

Would appreciate information on Emily Dixon nee. Laurent. She married John Dixon, of the British Colonial service in Burma, and a sugar baron once based in Mauritious. They had three children believed to be named Alexandre, Christine and Dorothy. Emily lies buried near Rangoon, the whereabouts of all else are a mystery.

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~ Posted on 26 Jun 2009

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Not much is known of John Dixon,an Anglo Indian, other than he apparantly held a high position in the British Colonial Service in Burma, and at one time was posted to Mauritious where he purchased a large sugar plantation. He married a Emily Laurent, and had three children Alexandre Bowie, a Christine who married Saxty and a Dorothy who married a Hughes. Emily left John Dixon and went to live with another man, name unknown, believed to have been either Scottish or English, and had two children by him, Clair Vivette Marguerita (born in Bangalore India), and a Gertrude Louisa. This second man apparantly got into serious trouble with the army who he must have worked for, stealing was mentioned, and he disappeared. Emily now went back to John Dixon, who accepted her back, and adopted her two further children as his own, giving them the name Dixon.

If anyone knows of this story, and has further information on any aspect of it, I would love to hear from them.

Regards,

Jonathan William Manley (Clairs grandson)

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~ Posted on 21 Jun 2009

am looking for my uncle.not sure what year he was killed.he was in burma and as far as i know was shot whilst whistling walking through jungle.his name is engraved on a stone there but would love more history on him and what he and his comarades went through?his name was

laurence Mcgrath.he was 19 years of age.any information would be greatfully appreciated.fiona tracey/Mcgrath

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~ Posted on 07 Jun 2009

This is about my search for my great uncle, Sonny. I am happy that someone replied to my quest, unfortunately I never received that reply. Please, if you had answered me, send your massage to this address: jumyint@googlemail.com. Hopefully you are my long lost relative !

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~ Posted on 04 Jun 2009

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I am searching for my relatives whom my dad had never mentioned in his life. He deceased on July 1991 but our origin was not known . His name is Victor Dawson, he joined the army in 1941 in the Burma Auxiliary Force in Maymyoas an L/bdr under Col R.A. I am searching for my Grandfather/ my cousins who are still alive and my name is Mabel Dawson. I have 5 sisters and 4 bros which makes us altogether a dozen. My dad married my mom who is a shan-phao and we used to live in Taunggyi where my dad served as an engineer in the Construction Department until he died. I am now living in Canada and the rest of my families are still in Taunggyi and Rangoon,Burma. please do e-mail me if anybody is related to me. I just would like to find my lost and unknown relatives before i die. Thanks

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~ Posted on 29 May 2009

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Hi ,Looking for my cousins our grand father was DR Udam Singh Chopra from Kalaw.

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~ Posted on 26 May 2009

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Yes' I'm trying to find relatives of my dad .His name is Victor Dawson and he had worked in the PWC in Kengtung, Taunggyi.and had also served in the Burma -british army in the 2nd world war.He passed awat in the 1991 july in Taunggyi survived by his wife Lucy Mary Dawson and 8 kids including me. I'm now in Canada and would like to know more about my dear daddy's past life. If anyone is related to him pls try to contact me asap.

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~ Posted on 16 May 2009

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Yan Aung Kyaw Swar (aka) Nge Nge (aka) Joseph (aka) a Joe (aka) Ko Nge, {born 5th May 1966 in Dawei, left Burma around 1981 and last seen in Thailand in 1992.} is youngest son in his family and his second brother and mother (now age 70..still alive) are looking for him...any news from anyone who might know his where about will make his old mother very delighted before she leave this world... james_77590@yahoo.com

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~ Posted on 16 May 2009

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Any Ducann's out there or any decendants of the Ducann family? I would love to hear from you so please contact me. Pam

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~ Posted on 05 May 2009

Henry Leonard Thompson originally married to Kathleen Esther Mayne
3 children
Kathleen Doreen Thompson, June Thompson, Frank Thompson
Henry Leonard Thompson remarried Muriel Evelyn ADGIE (widower) 23 rd Sept 1935 in

Mandalay Burma. Henry Leonard died 22 nd Nov 1943 at Mhow (presumably Burma).

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~ Posted on 04 May 2009

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Hynes. I am trying to trace my sisters, Jeanette (b 1924) and Olga (b 1926) who were boarders at the Rangoon Anglican Bishop's Home. They were evacuated to Mogok and possibly India in 1942, but I stayed in Rangoon. My grandfather was born in Jamaica. By Beula Eccles.

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~ Posted on 30 Apr 2009

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I am looking for anyone who knew my father - Leo Monteen. Dad was born in 1933 and was a boxer who travelled Burma and India. Unfortunately I have had trouble with my e-mail address and I know there have been three contacts I have not received. Please contact me again. Thank You

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~ Posted on 16 Apr 2009

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All former Burma Convent Girls also those who studied in any other Mission schools of Burma run by the Nuns and Religious Sisters, are WELCOME TO JOIN this Group. It is a place where you may renew friendship, exchange memories, photos, messages etc from all parts of the world, with other Burma Convent Girls. Please use this Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ConBro/ .. or place the link in your browser and click "Go".

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~ Posted on 15 Apr 2009

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looking for relatives related to my mother Sheila Caddy maybe even by the name of Cottee born in 1924 Rangoon Burma she married a Arthur King Orsborn also born in Rangoon Burma 1919, had 2 children one in Burma and one born in India, then 5 more in Singapore. Moved to Australia in 1969. Looking for relatives related to her so that we may trace our family on my mothers side, she may have been related to the Wrights from Burma, who now live in Perth last heard of.

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~ Posted on 15 Apr 2009

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Can anyone please tell me if they knew about a George De Mello, father of Thomas Alexander De Mello or about Thomas Alexander who was born in 1886 and baptised at St.Mary's Church, Moulmein, Myanmar. He was a Clerk in the Burma Police. I am also trying to trace out Anthony De Mello or D'Mello who is still in Myanmar. Anyone knowing him may please contact me.

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~ Posted on 14 Apr 2009

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Iam trying to trace a Dr Steven Tin Tun Taw who would now be 68 - 70yrs of age.He was born in Burma possibly Rangoon 68 - 70yrs ago.He came to work in a General Hospital in England in 1966 and left in 1970 he was last heard of in 1973 when he possibly applied for a job with UN in USA,it is not known if he was able to leave Burma.It is known that he worked at Rangoon General Hospital in the early 1970s before moving to a Medical teaching establishment either attached to the hospital or university.He is believed to have lived at 2/515 Lower Kemmendine Road(?) Rangoon when contact was lost.It is not known if he is alive but an old friend from England who lost contact in 1973 would like to know what happened to him

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~ Posted on 09 Apr 2009

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Would like to hear from friends of St. Agnes Convent, Kalaw (1963-64).

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~ Posted on 07 Apr 2009

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Hello, I am trying to find details of any of the Ducann family whether still living or not. Those I am particularly trying to find detail of, including burial sites, are:

Ivy Adelaide Ethel Ducann

Phyllis Beryl Ducann

Olive Ducann

Harry Victor Ducann

Mable Ducann

Any other Ducann's

Thank you for your assistance. I eagerly await any response in anticipation.

Kindest regards

David Michael Ducann Lawson

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~ Posted on 05 Apr 2009

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George William Roberts worked for the forestry commission in Rangoon I believe.

He had a son Arnold charles around 1890.

George remarried around 1907 and for some reason unknown arnold ran away.

He settled in India.

Any link would be fantastic.

Thanks

Chris

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~ Posted on 31 Mar 2009

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My grandfather

Henry Leonard Thompson divorced Kathleen Esther Mayne in 1920

He married Muriel Evelyn adgie on 23 September 1935

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~ Posted on 15 Mar 2009

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Although I have never been there, many people on my Mother's side of the family came from Burma and India. Some disapeared either on the trek or during the Japanese occupation. My mother's maiden name was Leila ARNALL and she was born in Rangoon. As a family historian I would love to make contact with anyone who knew, or is related to, this family. Other surnames in the family that are of interest to me are BAY and Thomas. I am particularly interested in contacting a chap called Gordon BOLLER who I believe to be a cousin of mine. His mother's maiden name was Zelie Thomas.

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~ Posted on 11 Mar 2009

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I am looking for Taylor relatives. John (Jack) Taylor went to Burma before WWI. He married a Burmese woman there and also adopted a child there. He died 1909-1914 and was buried in Rangoon instead of being sent home to Scotland. He worked for a marble company at the time of his death. Hopefully there are decendants still living in the area.

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~ Posted on 08 Mar 2009

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I am trying to find the father of Wai Lwin. Wai was born in Rangoon in 1947. His father was an American Marine (a pilot) stationed in Rangoon for a year or so right after the close of WW II. The marine had a red birth mark on his face and his first name was George. Wai is now 62 years old and lives with his wife and three adult children in Rangoon. The children have pleaded with me to help them find their American father or his survivors.

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~ Posted on 28 Feb 2009

I am seeking a family (mother and son) who moved from Kalaw to Australia. I think the lady was called Phylis Cox, possibly a school teacher. She had a son who became a pilot in the Australian air force. The son's father was an Army officer nicknamed "Jock", who came from a prominent Sikh family in Kalaw. Further details can be supplied about "Jock", who was also my father. You might know another family, a member of whom was called Cecil D'Archie, who moved from Surrey to Australia and was a friend of "Jock". Cecil had a son called Reg.

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~ Posted on 21 Feb 2009

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My great grand father left his wife CAROLINE and son RUPERT in India, and went with his son and daughter to Burma. He had come from ARMENIA and had changed the family name from ASTSATURIAN ? to Satur.

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~ Posted on 27 Jan 2009

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Teresa Mcgrath and Cynthia (can't remember last name). My good friends who went to school with me at the Good Shepard Convent in Rangoon from 1939-1941. Remember the play we wrote, and all the other fun times? It would be lovely to hear from you again after so many years. Please write: Gladys (Terri) Mueller (raised by the Floate family in Mandalay, Maymyo and Rangoon)

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~ Posted on 23 Jan 2009

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Seeking any descendants of George Robert Davidson, born 23 Apr 1896 in Rangoon, son of Robert Joseph and Annie Davidson.

George married Gwendoline Thomasz in Singapore in 1927 and they had 2 children, one was: Ramona born 8 Sept 1928 in Singapore.

Any knowledge of this family would be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Julian Lovegrove (UK)

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~ Posted on 19 Jan 2009

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my grant father mr ratnam Pillai went to rangoon withkaraikudi chettiar family and he was the accountant and poet in siddhi putti ganapathy temple he married one burmia lady and had one daughter named ganapathy,,and one son sankaran/anavarthan/gurunathan, idont know etc but he came in1959 and died here in tamilnadu what a bout his family in burma we are second wife childrens living in tamilnadu/ now i am in uk london can u help me alagu govindan alis ratnam sadayappa Pillai, 125 a hughenden road,high wycombe HP13 5HT bucks, england /uk 00447852360990 some time there may be in the name sadayappan or sadayappa/ becuse this is our family god please help me to find out if any body help me we will give reward .in my grant father directoy he had one note book saya bazzar street rangoon

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~ Posted on 04 Jan 2009

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I am the daughter of Mya Han who was from Rangoon. I do not know much about my family in Burma. My Father was born December 25, 1925. He had 2 sisters. One married a man from India. Her name is Nellie Zaw and lives in California. The other sister was named Shirley. All I know about Auntie Shirley is that she was missing an arm and died in the early 1980's. Dad taught Civil Engineering at The University of Rangoon. He married my Mother who is an American. I was told that Dad had political ties in Burma. He had to escape to avoid being punished by the Junta. I was told that when the military took over Dad was the next in line to be Prime Minister. Things made sense when I found out about that. Dad also represented Burma at the United Nations. I have never met my Grandparents. I only talked to my Auntie Nellie on the phone three times when I was a teenager. I met a second cousin during that time also. I am very proud of my family and also proud to be Burmese (Half anyway). I would love to know if I have anymore relatives. This is a HUGE part of my life that is missing. I do know that the British gave Dad the name "John". Dad was in World War II as a prisoner. He was missing his left index finger. It is really sad to say that Dad died July 31, 1985. I have two daughters who never met this extrodinary man. My oldest was named Mia Lin Han in honor of her Grandfather. Please if there is anybody who can help me find any member of my family, I would be eternally grateful.

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~ Posted on 02 Jan 2009

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Seeking the whereabouts of members of the Edward family of Maymyo. David Edward, a teacher who provided tuitions to students in Rangoon.

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~ Posted on 25 Dec 2008

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Yan Aung Kyaw Swar is one of the 3 sons born in 1966, left Burma when he was very young (1081) and last met in Thailand 1992. His 2nd brother and mother are looking for him. e-mail:james_77590@yahoo.com (posted on 9th December 2008)

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~ Posted on 09 Dec 2008

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Decendants from W H Caldecourt- cricketer, born Blisworth N'hants. G'father a captain in Norfolk Regiment. Father, Edward Septimus Caldecourt had brothers George and Richard (d'courcey) and sisters Dorothy, Alice. Family info welcome.

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~ Posted on 07 Dec 2008

An absolute shot in the dark but I am keen to obtain any information that may exist regarding my Grandfather, David Jacob Jones, who worked for the Irawaddy Flotilla Company in Rangoon for seven or so years prior to 1920.

He subsequently went on to become a Master Mariner, working for Campbell and Co, Glasgow and retiring to West Wales after World War Two. He died in 1954.

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~ Posted on 13 Nov 2008

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I`m trying to find out any info on the Howell family which lived in rangoon around the 1940`s.

My great grandfather harold Howell was I believe to be the railway controller up until the japanese invasion around 1943.I do know that he had eight children and a brother who was a doctor in the area.

Any information would be appreciated as I`m trying to trace family ancestry, and am visiting burma in february 2009.

Thanks Dawn.

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~ Posted on 03 Nov 2008

I'm trying to find information on my gr grandfather William Griffith Williams. He was a civilian contractor working in Burma in the 1920's

He was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia in 1866. The last record I have was a mention of him on his brother Gilberts death notice in Melbourne in 1921, stating Griff(in Burma).

He does appear on the Western Australia electoral roll in the late 20's but he apparently went back and forth.

One of his children (Joan) from his defacto union with Christina Cain Geddes Hastie, was born in Burma c.1918

Any information on Griff would be greatly appreciated. He disappeared in the 1920's and was apparently still alive in 1936 (as he was mentioned in his mothers will).

I would really love to know what happened to him, or anything about his life whilst in Burma

Many Thanks

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~ Posted on 23 Oct 2008

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Iam Joseph the yougest in the family of Dr. Peter C. and Mrs. Mary Irene Valu of Rangoon, Burma.

There were four sisters:Sheila,Odette,Norma (since deceased) and Helene.

When the family lived for several years (1930s) on Lewis Street, near the Methodist Church, in Rangoon we became acquainted with and began a close friendship with a pharmaceutical representative by the name of Anthony David, his wife Maragaret, daughter Marjorie, and son Henry. Marjorie must be about 78 years now.

I have written wistfully about these dear people in my piece "A Cry in the Wilderness" which may be read,among other stories, on my website www.worldwar2burma diaries.com, two paras are reproduced below:

"Anthony and Margaret David, and their two kids, Henry, and Margo, who were older than me, were old friends of the family. She, a Eurasian of Indo-French extraction,was petite and pretty while the girl resembled her, or so I noted shyly. But mostly I remember “Uncle David” who was not really a relative but whom we called “Uncle” as all Burma kids called the family’s male friends as a sign of respect.

He was a quiet and well dressed Tamil gentleman who visited Dad’s office with a large valise containing literature and lots of ampoules of different injectables which a pharmaceutical rep usually carries for a doctor’s appraisal. And while they consulted with one another, his wife, who often accompanied him, would visit with Mom while we would jostle with the kids for the sweet goodies which usually accompanied these visits.'

The last we saw of them was on May 7, 1942 or soon thereafter, when they invited us to join them on a truck which was to get them to India via the Sumprabum route,protected according to them, by the Brit's Kachin Rifles from Fort Hertz.

Father,who had survived two Japan

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~ Posted on 17 Oct 2008

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Is there someone who know about Sir Guy Cooper who worked in the British Army in India in 1925s, General Manager - Burmah Shell in India between 1937 and 1944 and marketing director for British Petroleum in 1945?

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~ Posted on 11 Oct 2008

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I have my grandfather's photograph in Freemason attire. My grandma told me he was a European posted in Moulmein, Burma around 1980s and got married to her. My dad was born in Moulmein in feburary 19 1910 and had a younger brother, who passed away at the age of three. The only document I have is my grandfather's photograph in Freemason attire, which I found in my father's safe when he passed away. How do I start or proceed to look for my grandfather's relatives or predesessors?.

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~ Posted on 30 Sep 2008

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Old friend from Burma days 1940's. Jim Nicholls seeking to be put in touch with Ralph Barber. Last heard of in London 1958.His brother Gerald was best man at my wedding.

Would love to hear from him and catch up on his news.

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~ Posted on 29 Sep 2008

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My great grandfather's name was Mr Henry Richard Morton he married my greatgrandmother Miss Annie Savage in 1901. They had two children Barbara and Dudley.

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~ Posted on 21 Sep 2008

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I would like to hear from anyone who may know of a James Carmichael from Scotland who was born around 1885 and was in Rangoon Burma 1920 to 1935.

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~ Posted on 21 Sep 2008

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I appeal to anyone who may have information in connection with a Mark or Robert McCabe,Born in Burma and lived there until the war in 1942, when they went to India. Last heard of in the mid 1960's. At which time Mark was in England and Robert in Calcutta working as a journalist for a large newspaper.Their Sister Diddy Laudy (nee McCabe) would dearly like to make contact.

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~ Posted on 15 Sep 2008

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I, Ronald Matthias who was born in Namtu has since emigrated to the UK, would like to trace my cousins, Clare, Lucy & Adrian Matthias who lived and work for the tin mines in Burma.

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~ Posted on 13 Sep 2008

I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather Arthur William Norton son of David Norton and Alice Norton (nee Browne). I know that he was born in Rangoon in 1877 or 1878 and that some of his siblings were baptised in the St Johns College Chapel in Rangoon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 12 Sep 2008

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I am looking for the son of a woman whose maiden name was Fontyn and who was married to James Dickson Condie. I believe the son's name to be John Condie. I would be grateful to contact John Condie as he will be my half brother.

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~ Posted on 11 Sep 2008

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I am looking for my brother who stayed back in Burma, we all moved to the

UK. His name is Tony D Mello.

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~ Posted on 05 Sep 2008

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Hi - I would be grateful if anyone could kindly help me trace the children of my late brother:

MR REGINALD Lawrence who worked as a Foreman for State Timber Board in Madaya Township, Mandalay District, Burma - he was married to DAW OHN SEIN and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters, my brother died in October, 1970, as far as I can recall in 1974 when I left Burma my nephews and neices were still living in Madaya Township, and both my nephews were working for the STATE TIMBER BOARD in MADAYA too.

Their names are as follows: -

JANETTE Lawrence (Daw Khin Than), JAMES Lawrence (U Myint Thein), CHARLES Lawrence (U Hla Myint) and HELEN Lawrence (Daw San Myint)

(these children do not speak or write English).

(If anyone has ideas on other channels I may be able to use to find them, please let me know as I am desperate to get in contact with them.)

Thank you for your help and co-operation in advance.

MRS VALERIE ANDERSON (nee Lawrence)

e-mail: vpa1940@yahoo.co.uk

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~ Posted on 01 Sep 2008

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am looking a for the above name of reg Hutchins believed to have sucessfully escaped from the burma railway

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~ Posted on 29 Aug 2008

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Does anyone know anyone in Burma with the surname Forster?

My grandfather, an Englishman called Horatio Forster, lived in Burma late 1800's early 1900's. He married a Burmese lady who died in childbirth (a son). My grandfather returned to England with his son. He met and married my maternal grandmother. I never realised I had a half Burmese uncle until after my mother died. My Burmese uncle apparently returned to Burma in the 1930's.

I don't think my Burmese uncle will still be alive as he would be about 100 yrs old by now! But I may have Burmese cousins.

If anyone knows of anyone in Burma with the surname Forster, please can you contact me or get them to contact me.

Thank you.

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~ Posted on 23 Aug 2008

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Would like to hear feom anyone who knew the family of Dr. Charles Stanley Lawrie of Kalaw

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~ Posted on 15 Aug 2008

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for all Cowsley or carlowe; please send information to email Cowsley2000@yahoo.com.au

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~ Posted on 10 Aug 2008

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walter and george Cowsley were taken by the Japanese soldiers in Burma in 1942 and were never seen again. I would like to know if anyone new what happened to them. please email Cowsley2000@yahoo.com.au

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~ Posted on 10 Aug 2008

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I had put up some earlier messages thinking my greatgrandfather and his brothers were born in Burma but I have recently come to know that they were born in Portugal and it is my grandfather who was born in Burma. His name was Florence Douglas D'Mello and he was born on 19.2.1979. He had another brother also born there in Burma-Robert or John James. My grandfather settled in India while Robert came to India but settled in Lahore. Would anyone have known him then or are any relatives still living there. Can anyone tell me how I can find out about the birth certificate of my grandfather.

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~ Posted on 03 Aug 2008

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I am looking for my half sister. Our father was Alexander Montague Kelly. He re-married to a lady named Freda and I understand they had a daughter whose name I do not know. If anyone knows who this might be I would be very pleased if you would contact me. Through this web site I successfully contacted my cousin Pauline Anne Kelly who I had not seen for fifty years.

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~ Posted on 30 Jul 2008

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I am looking for relatives of my grandfather Mr Son Levy. Before he came to Burma, he worked at Thomas Cook Bank in Sydney, Australia. He was married and had children in Australia. Don't know when he arrived in Burma. He met my Grandmother Daw Khin May and married her on May 1, 1918. My mother Agnes Levy (Daw Khin Ma Gyi)was born on May 14,1924. My grandfather was transfered to India shortly after my mother's birth and died in Poona, India on November 20, 1928. Parents of my grandfather were A Levy and Eddith Levy and had a china shop in UK.

My mother and I live in USA for the last few decades.

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~ Posted on 26 Jul 2008

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My mother, her much younger half-brother and myself evacuated from Burma in 1942. My grandmother remained. My grandmother's name was Isobel Mai Grinnol,the widow of John William Grinnol an engineer with Burma Railways. My mother, Lilian (nee Satur), and her brother, Arthur Satur were both children my grandmoth's first husband, her half-brother, Timothy was the son of John William Grinnol. My grandmother's maiden name was Bacon and she and her brothers and sister were all born in Burma.

My grandmother was a prisoner of war for some 3 years and died shortly after being released. Arther Satur, an engineer with Burma Oil was killed on New Years Eve in 1944. We had no contcat with his wife and son nor with any other members of our family.

I was born in 1938, my father was Fredrick Renfrew Starkey who was killed in a Polo accident in 1939. My mother married for a second time in 1942 to Denis Allen, who at the time of our evacuation was serving with the Chindits in China.

I would be intersted to hear from anyone who knew or knew of my grandmother or any other members of my mother's family. I remain in close contact with Timothy and we both live in England.

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~ Posted on 21 Jul 2008

I would be appreciative of any information regarding the Laurens Family,of Rangoon,Burma,from the 1940's,to the present date.My Father was Simon Joseph Laurens,born Rangoon,Burma,December 20th.,1920.Any information about family members,to the present date,would be gratefully accepted.

Many Thanks,

Anthony Laurens.

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~ Posted on 16 Jul 2008

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any info into the background of the Eadon or Gasper family were in Burma from early 1900s in syriam ,Rangoon and Mandalay. Large family any stories or memories would be great

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~ Posted on 15 Jul 2008

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My great grandad John James D'Mello and his brothers Anthony and Alexander may have been born in Burma. Can anyone tell me from where in Burma-(church records,etc. ?)can I get their birth certificates or at least know for certain that they were born there.

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~ Posted on 13 Jul 2008

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My grandfather John Medlyn was employed on the Baldwin Mines and never returned to the UK.

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~ Posted on 13 Jul 2008

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Dear friends,

This is not really about a missing relative - my Dad Norman Reeve died in 1993 but he served in the British Army in Burma during WWII. I am trying to find out what regiment my Dad served in so that I can follow his actions during the war and also find his war record - the MOD say they can only do a search if they have his regiment. He was Norman Reeve - from Sheffield, Yorkshire and served towards the end of the war under Lord Mountbatten in the 14th (forgotten) army.

Can anyone help pelase?

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~ Posted on 12 Jul 2008

George Blagrave Deane
I am trying to put together facts about my uncle's life in Burma in the thirties (till 1941), and his escape on one of the last ships to get away at the time of the invasion. The ship was sunk and he spent, I believe, 11 days in an open boat before being picked up by a New Zealand ship and landed onto St Helena.

My father, his elder brother, told me long ago that George had been the only person on the boat to be armed and therefore was the one who mantained discipline in the boat.

George worked originally for British Insulated Callender's Cables, then transferred to Burmah Oil Company for whom he worked as an electrical engineer in the construction of power stations and power networks. These he had to blow up when invasion looked inevitable - all his work over a number of years (seven?) was destroyed, possibly on government orders.

I wonder if anyone knows anything about him?

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~ Posted on 11 Jul 2008

Looking for my father's ex-wife who had a son believed to be called John.

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~ Posted on 10 Jul 2008

info on Gasper/Eadon family. lived in burma for several generations. large family syriam.rangoon and mandalay. emigrated to uk/australia in early 1960s.large family reuben and maureen who had 2 young children guy and ann

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~ Posted on 06 Jul 2008

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Looking for my Father, Laurence Charles Hinton, last seen Burma 1948, separated from my Mother Helena Victoria Wilson, born Rangoon, Burma

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~ Posted on 06 Jul 2008

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I am following up the following query for a lost person (below):

If this is possible!
I would appreciate is you can give me details of a missing person of Indian origin who was sent to war during the world war to Burma.

  • Name: Mr.. Dcoutho
  • Relationship: my dad's uncle.
  • Country of origin: India
  • City : Cochin (south of India ).
He is understood to have married a Burmese lady and lived on in Burma.
Is there any way we could put our heads together and find his details - or those of the younger generation .... my father is eager to know.
Thanks and regards.

There were 3 replies to this search Which i could not retrieve : in case any one of you see this page again please reply to my current email Id : Viviancanute@gmail.com

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~ Posted on 25 Jun 2008

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Pleased to hear from anyone that was interned in Maymyo. I was 11 years old at the time. Eight of us started on the trek: Myself Jim Nicholls, my mother,sister Theresa, brother Tony and nieces Marie(Diddy), Collette and Ann. Diddy's 18 month old sister, Claire, died in the camp. We were captured and sent to Sagaing and thereafter sent back to Maymyo our starting point.

Would especially like to hear from Winsome Minus, her father was a second dad to me. Also Edwina Macdonald and Joyce Brooks (Brookes) or any news of these lost chums.

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~ Posted on 17 Jun 2008

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I am trying to trace my father's(mohammed abdullah Sulaiman)relatives;Feroze, Farouk, Abbas and Halima Sulaiman last heard of living at no.11, 1st Botatung Lane(formerly 1st thompson Avenue, Botataung, Yangon. We last heard from Uncle Feroze in 1989 and my Dad would love to get in touch.If anyone knows of their whereabouts please could they let us know.thanks

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~ Posted on 28 May 2008

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My mother's father, Charles Boyd was born in Rangoon in the 1870's. His father was the Surgeon General to the British Army. He died in 1928. I would like to trace this branch of the family. The other family name was van Someran. I will be most grateful for any light on this.

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~ Posted on 28 May 2008

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My great grandfather John James Demello came to India from Burma. One of his sons, Ralph Demello returned to Burma and died on 4.2.1951 in Rangoon. I am trying to trace my ancestors and their nationality and any relatives who may still be in Burma.

One Mr. Demello who was a Clerk,Superintendent of Marine came on the ship Tenasserim from Rangoon to Calcutta, India in October 1853. Another Demello came to India on the same ship on 28.11.1855. I don't know if this was my grandfather or one of his brothers, Alexander and Anthony. Please help with any information. Thanks.

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~ Posted on 24 May 2008

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We want to need your help to find our grandfather Mr. Baker who was a chief or boss of Harmyingyi mine factory near tavoy(Htewell) before World War 2 in Burma.Since 1942 when Japan military force came to Burma,he went back to Singapore .He left his wife,Daw Saw Mya, and two sons,Jimmy and John. During the World War 2 John had died by smallpox disease. Jimmy,my father, went into Burma army after independent of Burma.He married with my mother,Daw Daung Sein,a nurse of Henzada hospital.They got three children namely Samuel, Nancy and Myo Htwe. We had been heard Mr. Baker was alive in Britain at 1999. One of my friend,Mr.Jewah(a director of UNHCR office in London) said that he met one of the old men near ninety years old and he can speak in Burmese when he attend to Burma Association at Thingyan Festival. Three grandchildren of Mr. Baker want to meet him very much. So I want to know that can you find him and please kindly contact us. If you can't, please tell us how we can do to join our grandfather. We will wait your response . Please kindly help us. This is our address, 413/A, Boyanpyay street, 7th Ward,Shwepyitha township, Yangon, Myanmar. Post code is 11411. Phone No. is 0951611519 and Emil address is pthetnaing@gmail.com.

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~ Posted on 24 May 2008

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I am looking for my uncle Cyril de Souza. He had an older brother Freddy who sadly passed away in 1950 something and a sister Eileen who was my mother(sadly passed away in 2004).They all lived in Rangoon till the Japanese Invasion when my mother Eileen and grandmother Esther de Souza were evacuated to India as my mother Eileen was married to an English soldier Leslie Page.If anyone has an idea where Cyril might be(dead or alive) I would love to hear from you.

Thank you.

Audrey Weston

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~ Posted on 06 May 2008

wishing to find any information on a rita mary or may vallis that married a andrew pascal Fernandez who worked as a surgeon in burma and india

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~ Posted on 27 Apr 2008

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Can you help me? I am looking for my uncle, Harold Vivien McLEAN ("Bunny") who worked for 'Cable & Wireless' in Rangoon. My uncle married Eunice KIRK (the Kirks are a large family from Syriam) and they had two children (my cousins) Michael and Julie McLean who were born, educated and living in Rangoon.

My uncle's father (my grandfather) was William Alfred Richard McLean who was a civil engineer and the Public Works Officer. He was married to Marie (my grandmother) and the family lived in Syriam. They moved with their children (including my uncle (Harold), his brother (John), his sister (Kathleen ("Kitty") and his other sisters) to Rangoon before WW2 and the children were educated at St John's Convent School in Rangoon.

My uncle's brother, John McLean died in floods on the trek to India to escape the Japanese occupation of Burma during WW2.

I heard that the family may have had connections with the HAMILTON and BARRETT families originally from Syriam possibly as good family friends or through marriage?

I would be very grateful for any help in tracing my uncle (Harold Vivien McLean) and cousins (Michael and Julie McLean).

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~ Posted on 13 Apr 2008

I am looking for my old school friend June Long (I do not know her married name) with whom I lost touch in early 1960. We both went to St John's Old Convent and she lived in Thingangyun and rode the train to school everyday. My maiden name is Nargis Jamal. If anyone knows June's whereabouts please contact me as I would love to renew our friendship.

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~ Posted on 11 Apr 2008

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My grandfather Mirza Ismail Kashany married Florence Myrtle Crawford in 1917 or 1918 and lived in Maymyo until she passed away in 1928. They had five children: Sydney, William, Kitty, Sheila and Banoo. I am the daughter of Kitty. My maiden name was Nargis Jamal. I would like to get in touch with any of my grandmother's relatives - her father was in the Civil Service in Burma during the late 1800's and came from Scotland. Please contact me at the email link given.

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~ Posted on 11 Apr 2008

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I am trying to find out more information about my great grandfather John James Hart. He was born in 1852, and married Mary Ann FOX in Rangoon in January 1879. Later records of his presence in Burma include baptisms of daughters Jessie Louisa (1880, Rangoon), Elizabeth Gertrude (1882 Rangoon), and son Arthur Benjamin Hart 1899, Mandalay). John James Hart worked for Burma Railways, and is recorded as an overseer on his marriage certificate. I believe he was also an engineer involved in the construction of the Rangoon to Mandalay railway.

I would be very thankful for any further information.

Original enquiry posted on 21 Jul 2003, one response but no e-mail address included so I could not contact the responder.

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~ Posted on 30 Mar 2008

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I am trying to trace the birth & death of Richard Lawrence Calogreedy,who lived in Mandalay 1904 & his father Sperodon George Calogreedy & any other Calogreedy brothers who worked for MacGregor Timber Co in Mandalay. The families were all of the Catholic Faith. Many Thanks for any information.

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~ Posted on 29 Mar 2008

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I am looking for my Grandfather Gustav Adolph Mueller the II my father(same name) was born in Rangoon burma on july 4th 1930 he had one brother llewelyn and 3 sisters,Gladys,Vivienne, and Maxine. My grandmothers name was Bertha Nora after my Grandfather died she remarried a man named James(he was a us service man and a episcopal minister).My father ended up in india after the evacuation he said he sold camphor balls and ran errands for the american soldiers

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~ Posted on 28 Mar 2008

I am looking for my Grandfather Gustav Adolph Mueller the II my father(same name) was born in Rangoon burma on july 4th 1930 he had one brother llewelyn and 3 sisters,Gladys,Vivienne, and Maxine. My grandmothers name was Bertha Nora after my Grandfather died she remarried a man named James(he was a us service man and a episcopal minister).My father ended up in india after the evacuation he said he sold camphor balls and ran errands for the american soldiers

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~ Posted on 28 Mar 2008

Does anyone know a JULIA HELGA STOKES MOMENTE (married name HANCOCK). She last resided at the Girls Friendly Society in Maymo. I am looking for any friends who resided there. She also had step-brothers, one of which was believed to be working in forestry. She married an English serviceman. Her father operated a carriage trade. ANY information would be greatly appreciated. Alternatively, anyone with any suggestions where I might look for information would be most helpful. Thank you.

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~ Posted on 26 Mar 2008

Anyone with any information about JULIA Stokes MOMENT (or perhaps spelled MOMENTE). Last residing at GIRLS FRIENDLY SOCIETY in Maymo, Burma in approximately 1935. Separated from step brothers, one might have been working in forestry. ANY information would be very much appreciated. Or any suggestions where I might go to get information would also help a great deal. Thank you!

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~ Posted on 26 Mar 2008

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I am desperately trying to trace my 2 nephews and 2 neices - last known to be living at Madaya Township, Mandalay district: Janette Lawrence (Daw Khin Than), James Lawrence (U Myint Thein), Charles Lawrence (U Hla Myint) and Helen Lawrence (Daw San Myint) were children of my brother Mr Reginald Lawrence and Daw Ohn Sein - Reginald (my brother) worked for the State Timber Board as a Foreman for many, many years and passed away in October 1970, before I left Burma in 1974 - both James (U Myint Thein) and Charles (U Hla Myint)as far as I am aware were both working for the STB at Madaya,Mandalay - information about any of them would be greatly appreciated and I thank you for your co-operation and help.

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~ Posted on 26 Mar 2008

Any relative (especially step brothers) or friend of Julia Stokes Moment (or Momente). Her father operated a carriage trade business in Burma. She went to a Catholic Girls Convent, possibly in Rangoon. She married a British serviceman and went to England in about 1935, but lost touch with her family and friends. Does ANYONE knw a Julia Stokes or Julia Moment? I am her daughter. Thank you.

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~ Posted on 25 Mar 2008

Hello -

I believe my Granddad (Mother's Dad) came to Britain from Burma during the 1930's. His name was Clifford Bernard Andrew.

I believe he may have been the son of Edward Joseph La Fontaine Andrew, borm 1881. Edward wrote a book in 1933 called "Indian Labour in Rangoon".

From what I can gather, Edward had three further children: Ron Andrew, Isis Fontain and Vivienne Fontaine. There may have been a Florence Fontain also, who had two daughters Zena and Zelia.

I would love to meet up with any relatives of Ron, Isis and Vivienne.

Thanks,

Ryan.

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~ Posted on 21 Mar 2008

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I would like to know if anybody has any information about the Cowsley family. My grate grandfather's name was WILLIAM Cowsley his son was ALFRED and WILLIAM Cowsley. ALFRED Cowsley worked in the Burma Railway as a Clark. At the age of 28 ALFRED Cowsley married JESSIE FOX age 21 at Christ Church in INSEIN on 3 JUNE 1903.

Also would like to recive any information about the JOHN FOX he is JESSIE FOX's father. I would like to know the name of ALFRED and WILLIAM Cowsley's MOTHER, also JESSIE FOX's MOTHER's name
If you have any information please Email me or PHONE me on (07)38225935 in AUSTRALIA, BRISBANE.

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~ Posted on 21 Mar 2008

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Hello -
I believe my Granddad (Mother's Dad) came to Britain from Burma during the 1930's. His name was Clifford Bernard Andrew.
I believe he may have been the son of Edward Joseph La Fontaine Andrew, borm 1881. Edward wrote a book in 1933 called "Indian Labour in Rangoon".
From what I can gather, Edward had three further children: Ron Andrew, Isis Fontain and Vivienne Fontaine. There may have been a Florence Fontain also, who had two daughters Zena and Zelia.
I would love to meet up with any relatives of Ron, Isis and Vivienne.
Thanks,
Ryan.

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~ Posted on 20 Mar 2008

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would like to know if anyone knew Clara Carlowe who was married to Boudville from Burma

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~ Posted on 20 Mar 2008

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Does anybody have info on the Barrett family - 2 brothers dereke and david emigrated to uk in 1958 when their parents seperated?

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~ Posted on 18 Mar 2008

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I am looking for information about my maternal grandmother's family: JTO Barnard (d. 1936); his son, Major Jack Barnard; his sisters Nora and Alice (Nora is buried in Maymyo) and JTO Barnard's wife, Anne Kinlay, whose mother M. Kin Kin married Mintha Bogyi Pon Naga, a cousin to Thee Baw, apparently. I am especially interested in find out where Alice Barnard is buried. I believe she died in 1926 or 1936.

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~ Posted on 16 Mar 2008

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My grandmother, Lily Wood, was born in Namtu, Shan State in 1921. Her step-father was William Wood, who died a few years after she was born. She later discovered her real father was Arthur Oberlander, who managed the Burma Corporation mines and smelter in Namtu. She married Philip Bell in 1943. They left Burma during World War 2, returning in 1947 to Rangoon. Philip Bell then was a lecturer at the University of Rangoon until 1967 when the family left for Malaysia.

I would like to know if anyone remembers them and if they know anything more about my grandmother's family. I do not know the name of her mother, but she married a Chinese man after William Wood died. She had a daughter with him, who may or may not still be living in Burma. Her name is Daw May Yee, also known as Mary. Her husband I believe is U Kyin Aye and they lived in Shan State.

Any information would be most welcomed!

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~ Posted on 14 Mar 2008

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I am trying to trace my cousins in Burma. My Unle was Ossie Decruz and I know that he was living in Syriam when we last heard from him. He is now dead, but he had three children. One of them was named Thelma, another was called William and I cannot remember the name of the third child. I would love to make contact with these cousins of mine. I live in France, but the rest of my family live in England.

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~ Posted on 12 Feb 2008

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need to know who and when the 4 or more replies to my searches for info on the name clifford Minus who was a judge with possible connections to the bennett family involved in jail justice in the 1920-30s in rangoon.clifford married grace ellis,one of graces daughters was named barbara born august 1929 but clifford was not her biological father which barbra was unaware of until recently when her mother grace died aged 100+and stated in her will that barbaras fathers surname was white or whyte he was believed to be of a darker complexion than most burmese people possibly of indian descent.mr white/whyte tried to contact barbara when she was 12-13yrs old around 1943 and living with clifford Minus in his very large house which often accomodated army service men which i mentioned in previous appeals back in march 2007 on this website.barbaras friend doris did not tell her of mr whites visit to their home as she thought it would be upsetting for her.mr william john francis has made an appeal saying he knew an olive white/whyte around 1945,did you make one of those replies.can the parties who made those 4 or more special replies please let me know as most of my e-mails have been deleted thank you

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~ Posted on 03 Feb 2008

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June Fishaer was my deceased mothers (Cynthia Abrahams) best friend at school - part of the Cantonment Catholic Church community in Rangoon before World War 11- would be interested to make contact with the Abraham and Bennett Rangoon communities

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~ Posted on 28 Jan 2008

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Can you help me? I am trying to trace more of my family's history in Burma before 1949. I was born in Moulmein in 1930 as Nelly Court (nickname "Chic"). My father was John Hilton Court of the Burma Railways and we lived in Insein, but variously also in Maymyo and Pyinmana.

John was married to my mother Sybil Roberts (married name Court) and her family came from Yamethin. I had a brother John Court Jnr, who was killed in 1947 in Maymyo prior to Independence.

I came to the UK in 1949 with my parents (as above, John & Sybil Court) and settled in London, along with my two sisters Joy and Maureen (Minx). Maureen moved to New Zealand with her then husband Des Watts in 1951-52 and still lives there (now with husband Kieran Nally). Joy and I live with our husbands here in the UK, having enjoyed stable lives with our children and now grandchildren.

If anyone has any information on the Court or Roberts family histories in Burma prior to 1949, I would be so happy to hear from you.

More information on my father John Court; he was highly-ranked in the Burma Railways as an Engineering Manager in charge of, amongst other things, the railway sheds. I would love to find out more information on him or any other links to our family. Many thanks in anticipation.

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~ Posted on 13 Jan 2008

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My grandfather Kaligithi Pullayya was a young lad of nine when his father Kaligithi Nukayya took him to Burma in the 1910's. As a young boy he worked at a post office. His father worked for a drama team. Both have returned to India but does anyone have any information of their stay there? I would like to know. Thank you.

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~ Posted on 13 Jan 2008

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I am looking for my uncle U Thiha or Maung Thiha. He must be around 82 now. He is my mother, Lily or Myint's cousin. My mother is the youngest of 6 sisters. There are still 4 sisters alive and well. Uncle U Thiha and my parents were in contact in London between 1962 and 1969. U Thiha said goodbye to us at the airport when we left from the UK. I looked for my uncle in the UK for the past 18 years and all mutual friends of my parents and uncle do not have any info of him. I heard my uncle U Thiha married and moved to Mexico. My mother would like to know about her cousin. U Thiha was an actor in one of the James Bond films. I hope somebody would be able to help me on this.

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~ Posted on 10 Jan 2008

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On behalf of my mother Daphne Bartels(Innes) I am looking for other Innes relatives of her. She and my father (Derek Bartels snr) and others left Burma in 1952

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~ Posted on 02 Jan 2008

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I knew her in Naples more than 20 years ago in a scholarship. She is an economist. I lost her address. Her father used to work for agricultural sector. She has 3 sisters. She use to live in Thanthumar Supaung in Burma. I would be very glad if I had news about her. also she worked at the university of Singapore ABAC in administration

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~ Posted on 31 Dec 2007

I am sending this message from Rangoon, and I would so love to find my relatives in Great Britain. My grandfather's name is George John Coia and he was born on 8/10/1902 in Rangoon. He married an Arakanese girl by the name of Ma San Hla Pyu on 21/2/1928. They had about four sons and one daughter (maybe two).

My father was one of the sons and his name was Gervasius Kenneth Coia born in Rangoon on 11 March 1938. He married Ma Mya May in Rangoon. He passed away years ago and my side of the family have lost touched with the British side, whom we believe are still living in England.

The other sons are: Leo George Coia, Andrew Joseph Coia, and Frederick Philip Coia. It would be wonderful I could find some of their relatives or their descendants! I have copies of the boys' certificates of baptism at St. Mary's Church in Rangoon.

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~ Posted on 27 Dec 2007

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My Grandfather Robert Stevens, his wife Winnifred and all their seven children lived and worked in Burma, mostly Mandalay but Grandparents moved to Maymyo where Robert Stevens died in the Civil Hospital in 1950. Any information about this family would be much appreciated.

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~ Posted on 18 Dec 2007

I am looking for Ebenezer Ferguson who was married on the 26th January 1870 at Holy Trinity Church, Rangoon. His bride's name was Rebecca McReady. He was an Engineer and I cannot find anything about him at all. His wife remarried in June 1872 and is described as a widow. I cannot find any record of his death. Any information on him, his employment, travels or vital records would be appreciated.

A G-Rogers

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~ Posted on 17 Dec 2007

James A. MITCHELL was my grandfather who lived in Burma and Malaya during the 1920's 1930's and 1940's. I have only just embarked on my research, but am seeking friends or possibly relatives that I might have in these countries. I have photos of my grandfather in Rangoon and in Mandalay. He was in the tin mining industry and originated from Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. Any help that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated as I am reseaching to write a book.

Many Thanks

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~ Posted on 16 Dec 2007

I am looking for my cousin Ali Ahmed and my Nephew MD Jamal who lives in Rangoon ( yangoon Mayanmar former Burma ) My name is Babar Akbar son of Ali Akbar grand son of Sultan Ahmed . Please contact me via email if you are one of them. Thank you

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~ Posted on 14 Dec 2007

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My mother NELLIE HELEN Scheppelmann, left Burma in 1948 and came to live in the UK having married my father Harry Foreman Wight, who was serving with the British forces in Burma during the war.

She had a sister RUBY Scheppelmann, who unfortunately did not survive the war.

Her father was a Professor of education, and her passport states she was born in Henzada, lower Burma, although Meiktila is also mentioned on the back of certain pictures.

I would dearly love to hear from anyone who could shed any light on my mothers family, as unfortunately having died a number of years ago, the family connection to Burma is very sketchy.

If you can supply any information at all I would be very appreciative, however limited the info may be.

Kind Regards Barry Wight

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~ Posted on 05 Dec 2007

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I lost contact with my uncle Fredrick S. Smith and cousins Hazel, Fredrick, Merrylin and Brian Smith. The last time I met my Uncle and family was in Rangoon when I was still young (arouund early 60's). But I got contact with Merrylin in Rangoon when I was attending RIT. She left for US with her husband and son in the 70s. I heard Hazel got married and was in Indonesia in the 70s.

Charlie is still in Burma and they have moved to Rangoon with Mummy.

Please contact me at my email please.

Joe

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~ Posted on 07 Nov 2007

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Trying to Track down my grandfather captain John george Humphreys who married Mary Jane Campbell from Burma in the 1840's. He served at Peshawar

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~ Posted on 28 Oct 2007

I am trying to trace anybody who remembers my aunt's father EDWARD Mercer. He died on the 7th August 1946 in a fire onboard ship where he worked as a stoker. My aunt was born a few months later and has never seen a photo of him. I tried to find details of him at the National Archives in London without success. He was married to a lady with the surname DRAPER.

Thank you Angela Etwaroo

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~ Posted on 24 Oct 2007

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Around 1945 I had a special relationship with Olive White (or Whyte, I'm not sure which). She was the daughter of a Burmese woman and a man who worked for Shell Oil in Burma. She Lived in Maymao. I am N.Irish and was an officer in the Gurkhas. I returned to N.Ireland in the 1940's. I am trying to trace any information on Olive White. I would very much like to know what happened to her and her family.

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~ Posted on 05 Oct 2007

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Looking for Henry Alexander Wright, married Winifred Dench c 1918 Maymo. Worked as Assistant at Whiteaways,Laidlaw. Promoted to manager. Was in his 40s when married.( He had a connection to Alexander Theophilus Gregory b.Calcutta 1856). Henry Alexander Wright was my father's father. I would like details of his parents, in particular were there anglo-indian relatives?

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~ Posted on 04 Oct 2007

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looking for Aunty Rose or anyone that knows about our lost family. Please kindly contact me. My father name is John Parmer. He lived in Bahrain.My mother's burmese name Mi Ya or Mariam. My mother had children from first husband sein gupta. Two older daughter and two sons. they left Burma for Bahrain. sein gupta is from calcutta, india. I think his father was a doctor in India. My mother's father and her brothers were police in burma.

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~ Posted on 02 Oct 2007

my grandfather Jamal Deen's elder brother Fateh Mohammed called Fatoo,an employ in Burmah oil Co,(BOC),Syrium,Cheun road Rangoon, Burma in 1942.Fatoo had two sons Ibrahim and Din Mohammad and daughters,Chiria & others names not known,Fatoo belongs to India(Punjab/Jallandher/Phaghwara).His wife was Burmee ,her name was (Maewa ).Younger brother Jamal Din came to Pakistan after partition with his family,wife Karam Bibi(Karmo),daughter Said bibi,sons,Mohammad Saleem&Mohammad Waris in Rawalpindi.My father,Mohammad Saleem (Late)wrote Many letters during 1965 to 1970 at the old address and to neighbours and to BOC also but did not find answers.Kindly help us.Abdul Rasheed,Z/2,Attock Refinery Ltd, Morgah,Rawalpindi Pakistan.Phone:092-51-5450277,cell:03335154390

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~ Posted on 22 Sep 2007

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We want to need your help to find our grandfather Mr. Baker who was an accountant of Heindar mine factory near tavoy(Htewell) before world war 2 in Burma.Since 1942 when Japan military force came to Burma,he went back to Britain .He left his wife,Daw Saw Mya, and two sons,Jimmy and June. During the world war 2 June had died by smallpox disease. Jimmy,my father, went into Burma army after independent of Burma.He married with my mother,Daw Daung Sein,a nurse of Henzada hospital.They got three children namely Sammuel, Nancy and Myo Htwe. We had been heard Mr. Baker was alive in Britain at 1999. One of my friend,Mr.Jewar(a director of UNHCR office in London) said that he met one of the old men near ninety years old and he can speak in Burmese when he attend to Burma Association at Thingyan Festival. Three grandchildren of Mr. Baker want to meet him very much. So I want to know that can you find him and please kindly contact us. If you can't, please tell us how we can do to join our grandfather. We will wait your response . Please kindly help us. This is our address, 413/A, Boyanpyay street, 7th Ward,Shwepyitha township, yangon, Myanmar. Post code is 11411. Phone No. is 611519 and Emil address is pthetnaing@gmail.com. Your sincerely, Sammuel, Nancy, Myo Htwe

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~ Posted on 03 Sep 2007

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I am trying to find any information surrounding my late mother's family. Her name was Daphne May Matilda Calogreedy born in 1926 in Toungoo Burma. Her father's name was George Charles Calogreedy & worked for McGregor & Co timber farming. He played golf at the McGregor Golf Club. His first wife - was called Stella Evelyn Foy who died in 1928 & he later remarried & had another daughter called Joy. My great aunt Matilda (Mattie)Calogreedy was apparently instrumental in the Burmese royal family's downfall as documented in the book "The Laquer Lady" Any information regarding Mcgregor & Co or the people mention would be appreciated greatly.

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~ Posted on 16 Aug 2007

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Looking for any information on Jennifer Marjorie Taylor. Born in Rangoon on 9th Feb 1927 to John Stanley Taylor of Linton, Ballarat, Australia (D.O.B 23 Feb 1894) and Dorothy Buck of Delhi (her father was a band master in the British Army). Jennifer disappeared in April or May 1942 near the India/Burma border. According to Red Cross records after her mother died she might have stayed with a Mrs Robinson who also possibly died 10 miles from the border.

If anyone has any information or memories of Jennifer my grandfather, her brother, Peter Taylor would love to hear of them.

Siblings: Eric Taylor b. 1916; Jocelyn DOB 25 Apr 1920; Peter DOB 6 Feb 1925.

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~ Posted on 06 Aug 2007

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Pamela from Rangoon - last name not known. Mother's name was Ma Chi, grandmother's name was Ma Sa. Born around 1940. Father, Maurice Ruddock Barlow, British. Working for The Bombay Burma Trading Corp. I am a half sister. Pamela must be the only Burmese woman with that name. My name is Sandra Barlow, I live in Australia. I plan to go to Myanmar soon and want to meet up.

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~ Posted on 04 Aug 2007

I am looking into the family of Cecil Wilfred Johnson b c. 1897 in Burma. His parents were Thomas George Johnson and Pauline (nee Fressanges).

In WWI Cecil joined the RAMC as a stretcher bearer and possibly served in France. After the war he returned to Burma and was a director of the Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Company from 1934 - 1940. I think he married a lady named Gladys Veronica and possibly lived out his days in England after WWII.

I would love to hear from anyone who is connected to this family or has any information to add to the above.

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~ Posted on 27 Jul 2007

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I am looking for information on Richard Thompson and his wife Rosina (nee Agar) who lived in Burma possibly Moulmein in the 1840's. Richard was born c 1821 possibly in Ireland and Rosina was born c 1825 possibly in France. They had a son John Francis Xavier born in Moulmein in 1847. It is believed that Richard was involved with the Teak industry in Burma during this time.

I would love to hear from anyone who knows what happened to Richard and Rosina and of their involvement in the teak industry.

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~ Posted on 27 Jul 2007

I am looking for any information, even a hint, on who my great-grandfather was. All I know is that he was Scots, came to Burma in the 1900's. He married my great-grandmother, Gertrude Florence Stevens, she was anglo-burmese and I believe her father was a Civil Servant .

The only name I have for him is Smith (possibly Smyth) and biographical info that he built, or oversaw, the construction of Candacraig in Maymyo, where he also built a few of the other "Tudor" style homes and had a building company in Maymyo or Rangoon. He had some kind of a contractual arrangement with the Burmah Bombay Trading Co. Additionally he had something to do with the construction of the Burma Railways.

They had homes in Maymyo and Rangoon (No. 15 Shan Avenue) and Gertrude was also a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rangoon. They had at least three children: Phyllis (my grandmother), James, and a daughter who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Rangoon in December, 1941. During the war years, my mother remained in Maymyo with her grandparents. He died in 1948 and was buried in Maymyo. Gertrude then took my mother, first to Scotland to visit his relatives, and then joined her daughter and son-in-law (Eric de Sousa) in Singapore, where she taught at one of the "La Salle" schools and died c. 1956.

Note: Eric de Sousa (I am not sure of the spelling of de Sousa) was also born in Burma. His parents were Michael Joseph de Sousa and his wife's maiden name was Dorothy Patricia Page; She was English. They also had a home in Maymyo. My grandfather was a musician and led an orchestra in Singapore, and possibly at the Strand or Inye Lake Hotel in Rangoon prior to the War.

If any of this rings any bells at all, please contact me: no matter how obscure.

Thanks in advance - Susan

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~ Posted on 22 Jul 2007

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Hello

I am looking for anyone who knew any of the Prosser family in the Rangoon / Kings Island area in the 1940's. The faimly were split up with the two boys Harry & Robert going on the treck to India. Harry Prosser was my father. The other menbers were Aurther, Zina, Kitty & Pat. My grandparents were Emmie & Patrick Prosser.

I belive that some of Aurther's children still live in the area, but I would love to find someone who knew my grandparents and aunts/uncal.

Many thanks.

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~ Posted on 03 Jul 2007

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Margery Soord

She had two brothers, Charles Soord Born 16 July 1867 and Died 10 Nov 1935

Charles was born in Moulmein. Later in life he was deputy superintendent of Police in Mandalay.

Other brother Hector Soord, no details I am told that Margery Soord may have got married and moved to New Zealand.

I do not know her married name but I have a photo of her in New Zealand.

If there is any one who knows a Margery nee Soord spelt that way that moved to New Zealand in the late 1800 to the early 1900 please contact me.

I am also looking for details of Hector Soord her brother.

Many thanks.

Ronald L Soord

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~ Posted on 01 Jul 2007

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My Late father Henry Charles Ford served in the British army and later in the burma army, he passed away in 1976 and I believe he was adopted as his parents died when he was young. I am seeking anyone who may have served with him or know of his past life.

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~ Posted on 29 Jun 2007

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(1937-1940) Burma Civil Service Officer H.H. Keeley's family and my family U Maung Maung Gyi ( Inspector of Police) were neighbours in Katha. Keeley's sons Vernon, John, and my brother San Aung and myself were playmates during summser holidays. I've learnt recently that donations were made in memory of the late Dr Vernon Keeley to Prospect Burma.

I would love to hear from my long lost friend John and his family.

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~ Posted on 25 Jun 2007

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Amy would be the daughter of Stella (Coutts), last saw my mother Dorothy about 1949 leaving for the UK, my mother is in her 80's now my Dad in his 90's, would love to make contact.

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~ Posted on 21 Jun 2007

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Walter Purdon and his wife Betty lived in Britannia Road, Rangoon in the 1880s. I would love to hear about them.

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~ Posted on 19 Jun 2007

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I am searching for my cousins Arthur Fairman and his sisters, Edith and Rita. Their father was Tony Fairman, brother to my mother, Lottie. I lived in Syriam, Burma till 1949, when my family came to Australia.

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~ Posted on 10 Jun 2007

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I am seeking any information on my father. His name was Yan Bye and he was a clerk at the Burmese Embassy in London until about 1956. That's about all I know so any help would certainly be appreciated. Thanks

Bob

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~ Posted on 10 Jun 2007

My brother name call Ah Zon Mg soe naying lost in 1995 from Bangkok. I'm looking for him now. His face like Asian 167cm tall. I'm staying in Chiang mai Thailand looking for him my phone number 0066894357098 and my email: nge55@hotmail.com if any one see him please let me know. I will say thanks so much. Ngenge N TT

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~ Posted on 06 Jun 2007

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The deSouza families lived in the Main Street in Thaton , and educated at St Joseph Convent and next to the Boys school St Patricks Istitution, in Moulmein. The DE SOUZA families were running businesses on the main street in Thaton. They left during the war evacuated to Goa and did return for a short while between 1948 and 1952.

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~ Posted on 31 May 2007

I´m searching for an old Freind Kennedy Thein from Burma, belonging to the 7th day adventist Comunity in Myanmar. The last news i heard that he was working in the Adventist school. He studied in Spicer college Pune -India.His ID number in the college was T339 suddenly left and haven´t heard anything from him since. Anybody with any information please reply

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~ Posted on 31 May 2007

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MY School, St Colambans School WAS IN MYITKYINA . I WISH TO SEE THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE School THE MESSAGE IS TO SEND MY THEN CLASSMATE BANI BHATTACHARJEE

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~ Posted on 30 May 2007

Help in finding father who I believe was deported to his home in Burma back in the sixties from Liverpool, his name is Mg Mya Than.

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~ Posted on 26 May 2007

I'm searching for information about Kathleen Genivive Marschner (nee Carr) and Frank Henry Marschner who died in the Japanese bombing of Rangoon on 23/12/1941. Gloria Catherine Marschner was a daughter of Kathleen and my Grandmother. Another daughter of Kathleen, Constance D'Cruz (nee Marschner) was also killed in the bombing with her 2yo daughter Winsome D'Cruz.

Frank Henry Marschner (b1875) was a pursar for the Bibby line based in Rangoon and was formerly a Lieutenant in the Irish Hussars. His father was Henry Marschner.

Kathleen Genivive Carr (b1886 or 1872) was the daughter of John Peter Carr and Sarah. She was a teacher & stenographer in Rangoon.

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~ Posted on 22 May 2007

Seeking information about the probable relocation/removal of graves from the original St. Luke's Anglican cemetery at Toungoo Burma during the 1990's. Three American Volunteer Group pilots (Flying Tigers), John Armstrong, Maax Hammer and Pete Atkinson were buried there in 1941. Anyone having information as to whether those graves were left intact, destroyed or moved to another location would be greatly appreciated. The families of all three plan to repatriate to the United States.

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~ Posted on 12 May 2007

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I am looking for Mr. Colnel Burne. He was the Commissioner of Chin Hills in 1926.

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~ Posted on 02 May 2007

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My great grandfather, Major Lilleywhite, was in the Burma Police around the 1880s.He was married to a Parsee lady. I believe that both he and his wife were poisoned. They left three daughters who were in a convent in Darjeeling. That's all the information I have.

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~ Posted on 27 Apr 2007

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My aunt Olive Bruen disappeared in Rangoon during the Japanese invasion. I believe she was a patient in hospital at the time. She was born in 1904 in Sagaing. Is anything known, apart from terrible rumours, about what became of patients and others already confined? Did anyone survive?

Regards,

Jane

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~ Posted on 16 Apr 2007

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i have recently found more information about my family tree re.stanley osmond Jones grandfather and beryl iris Jones (neeJones)

stanley osmond Jones was born in rangoon on 8.2.1896 he was an inspector of accounts of the burmese railway he had a sister or friend called mia/daw daw yi. he married beryl iris Jones who was also born in rangoon.beryl had two sisters gwendolin eileen Jones 24.12. 1907 and bernice lillian Jones 13,6,1913 who died in 1921. beryls father was arthur albert Jones 12.9.1884 and mother louise georgina price/piellew or (piatrowski). stanley osmond Jones and beryl iris Jones had four children one of which is our mother and we would be very grateful for any information about our ancestors so we can complete our family tree and know our roots thankyou linda.

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~ Posted on 10 Apr 2007

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Osmond - We are searching for any relatives in Burma or England. We have scant details of family other than that our Grandfather was named Owen or Stanley and our Grandmother was named Beryl.We believe that our Grandfather Owen was born around 1890. He was an accountant and served in the British Army. They had four children and moved from Burma around 1947? to India and then to England. Sorry we have very few real details.

Thank you x

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~ Posted on 07 Apr 2007

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William Henry Heard-White born 21/1/1871 in Rangoon (his father was John Heard married Eleanor White hence the name Heard-White we think that John Heard was a private in 54th foot regiment of the East India Company who I also believe set sail for India on the 'The Sarah Sands' ).

William Henry married Emma Pauline Walker, a widow on 28 March 1894. They were married in the Wesley Church in Mandalay.

William Henry Heard-White was my great grandfather who lived in Prome or Pyay as it is known who eventally ended up working for the Forestry Commission in Burma he was know to people who knew him as Old Man Heard-White.

William Henry Heard-White's brother whose name is unknown was a Judge and was eventally ended up being a 'Private Secretary' to the last King of Burma Thebaw Min after he died they built a 'light house' in somewhere in Burma as a remembrance to him.

If anyone knows about the family and relatives that make up a clearer picture who is alive/ lived or died in Burma we would be happy to receive that information since we still have family that changed their names to Burmese one's after 1949 a sort of lost generation still living there.

My family left Burma as Anglo-Burmans and the Majority in 1949 for England soon after independence.

Any information would be very kindly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 29 Mar 2007

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His surname was Cockburn. He lived in Surrey, England during 20th century.Came to Burma and married to Burmese lady.

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~ Posted on 26 Mar 2007

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Seeking information about/relatives of Alice Elizabeth Miller born circa 1860, no idea where.

Alice married someone surnamed Masson and was a widow when she married my gt grandfather Owen Evans in June 1893 in Rangoon, Burma. She was a Teacher and her father was a W H Miller. Owen and Alice had two daughters that I know of:

1) Gwendoline Appolonia Evans born in 1896.

2) Appolonia Ann Evans born in 1901 (later to be known as Ann Elizabeth Evans).

I don't know where the children were born, but I do know they were both christened at All Saints, Yamethin, Mandalay in 1914.

Any info, etc., would be most welcome.

Thanks

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~ Posted on 23 Mar 2007

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Clifford Minus who worked as a judge in rangoon between 1920 and 1930 married Grace Ellis in early 1930s he was a very wealthy man who lived in a very large house in rangoon with 42 rooms often accomodating army service men.The property was believed to have very large iron gates at the entrance if anyone knows of this place or has any information to help me trace relations it would be much appreciated.

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~ Posted on 21 Mar 2007

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Grace Ellis and Clifford Minus married and brought up daughter Barbara Beatrice Minus. I would like to find Barbara's biological father - surname White. Barbara was born on August 29th 1929 in Rangoon Burma. Can you trace Grace's parents and their nationality? Trace Mr White who was anglo-indian and of a darker complexion than most Burmese people I am told by a friend called Doris Minus born on 30th October 1921 in Burma Rangoon daughter of Clifford Minus and Grace Ellis.

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~ Posted on 21 Mar 2007

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Hello i am a descendent of King Thebaw living in England i have an appeal on this site under the name of Galway i am trying to fill in the gap in my family tree and trace other descendents of Thebaw. All my details are in that message under 'Galway'. If you have replied to that message PLEASE try again as i have not received the messages. Thank you. David Humphreys

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~ Posted on 15 Mar 2007

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Looking for information about Dunstan Xavier (b. 1906 d.1983) (married to Marguerite Checkersfield b. 1915. He worked for an oil company - perhaps Burmah-Shell or later Standard Oil.

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~ Posted on 08 Mar 2007

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Slim de Grey & Don Richardson corresponded in the 60's. In Singapore when fell & later on the death railway. Dad & mum died in 1970 & 1999.

Eldest son would like to contact Slim in July 2007 for his 60th birthday in Melbourne/Sydney or anywhere for a beer & talk about dad

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~ Posted on 26 Feb 2007

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Im searching for any lost relative of my mothers family, her maiden name was Vyall.her father was harold and her mother was dorothy.her father died when she was about 3yrs, and her mother re-married years later.so her named changed to luckhurst.they relocated to bombay india,wher she married my father dudley cantem.

if anyone has any information about grandfathers family still in burma

i would love to hear from you.

vivienne cantem

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~ Posted on 25 Feb 2007

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Hi

This is a addition to my previous details[ pl refer Tamil Cousins ] that I have posted.Since I din`t get a reply so far ,I am adding this info too.

My mom says she lived in a area called kala basthi [don`t know if the spelling is correct]near a post office in that area.In a sprawling teak wood house.

My uncle and aunt said that for going to school daily they used to cross the shwedagon pagoda .

With thanks...........Ann

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~ Posted on 25 Feb 2007

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Calling all Convent Girls and Boys of Burma (Myanmar), who studied under the Nuns.

We welcome all girls and boys around the world who once studied in Burma

Here is a link to our site Conbro

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Conbro/

Also :http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Conbro

We are apolitical.

You may make enquiries about your lost loved on our site.

You may also post pictures of your Burma School days.

Please visit our Groupsite and Click the "Join This Group" Button.

Leave your name, school, years attended, and a short note and we will get right back with you.

Hoping to hear from you.

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~ Posted on 12 Feb 2007

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Welcome to all de La Salle Brothers' Old Boys (B.O.B.s) of Burma (Myanmar)

Any Burma B.O.B.s in the world may join our Groupsite. Please visit our Groupsite and Click the "Join This Group" Button.

Leave your Name, School Name and years attended in a short note.

We are apolitical and a very well run Internet Forum Group. "Welcome"

Our Groupsite Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldpaulians/

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~ Posted on 09 Feb 2007

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I am looking for the names of the children born to Sir William Carr and Ma Kin Hynaw in the late 1890's early 1900's. William Carr was a magistrate/Judge. One of the children was William Carr, I am looking for his brothers and sisters.

Thank you,

Karen Carr

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~ Posted on 29 Jan 2007

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mr Ratnam Pillai went with nattukottai chettiars to work as kanakku Pillai.he married some body there and got some childrens.i want to know whether family members are live there or not he married a burma girl her one daughter name is ganapathi

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~ Posted on 24 Jan 2007

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My ggfather, William Penn, married Helen Kirby (nee Spencer) in Rangoon. Not sure of the date - about 1890.

I believe Catherine's parents were Nathaniel and Catherine Spencer. Looking for any info on the Spencer family.

Many thanks

KIM

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~ Posted on 18 Jan 2007

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Looking for descendants of Frank Bruno Hutchinson Lopez born 1865 Goa and Agnes Morton born 1871 Bombay.

They had 7 children - John (died in his teens), Mildred (married Irishman George Pack), Bertie (married 3 times to May, Myrtle and Mabel) Mercy (married Gregory Johannes and had daughter Mary. Mary married O'Hara and had son. Then remarried and had four children with Clarence Davey - lived in Lahore), Adelaide (married William Davidson - moved to England) Florence (married Robert davidson, brother of William)

They lived in Yamethin and some of the family lived in Maymyo including my mother Beryl Pansy Davidson born 1925. Frank was with the Burma Railway. We would love to hear from any one with links to this family or any information

Florence and Robert had 11 children - 8 girls and 3 boys. They lived in Maymyo and two children - Alicia and Gladys - are buried there. My mother Beryl Pansy Davidson is the 4th of eleven

Florence is my Grandmother

I would like any info at all about this family and their descendants

Thanks you

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~ Posted on 13 Jan 2007

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My mother was Beryl Pansy Davidson born April 1925 in Maymyo. She was the fourth child of 11 (8 girls and 3 boys) - 3 are still living. Her parents were Robert George Davidson born 1892 Sholapur, India and Florence Leonara Hutchinson Lopez born 1901 Yamethin.

Robert was the third of three sons to William Davidson (born 1856 Edinburgh)The other sons were William Hugh Davidson who married Adelaide the sister of Florence and James who died as a baby.

Beryl, three of her sisters and two of her brothers eventually came to live in England. Beryl married James Burns who served with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry during WW2. They married in Maymyo in 1942. Her eldest three sisters all married soldiers as well. One sister Gladys died in Maymyo in 1952 aged 19 and another, Alicia died when she was one year old and is also buried in Maymyo

Does anyone have any links to this family? We are looking for relatives for the three who are still living - the youngest is 71 and the eldest is 84. They would love to hear about their family and family home

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~ Posted on 13 Jan 2007

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LOST!!!

Please help me find my great aunties and uncles.My grandmother married my grandfather when he came on a trip to Burma.My grandmothers maiden name is Desai and now she is a Pandor.Due to the war they had to leave Burma and they moved along to India.Due to the migration my grandmother lost contact with her family.All my grandmother remembers is that her father owned a sweet shop wher they lived in Rangoon.

It will be a great help if we could find out more about them.

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~ Posted on 04 Jan 2007

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Looking for Joe and Charlie Smith cousins to Brian, Merrylin, Frederick and Hazel Smith. My father and your father were brothers lived in Maymyo as children. I remember your father as Uncle MP. We heard you may have gone to Australia but no one seems to know where you are. Please get in touch via email if you can

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~ Posted on 03 Jan 2007

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I would like to get in touch with anybody who knew my mother Isobel Boudvill. She lived in Rangoon and she married an English serviceman, after the war, she left to live in the UK.

I am Peter Dowse her eldest son and I am very interested in anything I can find out about my mums history.

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~ Posted on 26 Nov 2006

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Looking for Ralph Brian Aubrey Mordecai and/or his father Randolph. Ralph's DOB -8/9/1892. Randolph reputedly ran a hotel and Ralph was a soldier. He had several brothers and sisters and one sister was probably called Leah. Ralph received an injury to his arm in a vehicle accident at some point and lost the use of it. He was known to be a chef. Came to England maybe in the 1930's. Any information would be greatly valued. Daughter looking for information for many years as this man changed his name. Was reputed to have been born in Rangoon.

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~ Posted on 21 Nov 2006

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Hi,

My family are busy tracking down our family roots. We have found out that my great grandfather, Charles V. O'Brien, was a ships captain and in all probability a pilot on the River Irrawaddy in the late 1800's. My Grandfather, Charles Patrick O'Brien, was born in Rangoon June 14, 1893. There is little else we know at this time. We would love to find out more information. Any information on how we might get this would be more than welcome.

Paul O'Brien-Hill

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~ Posted on 13 Nov 2006

Whether there were any Telugus or Andhras in Myanmar after 1970 and up to at present?

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~ Posted on 07 Nov 2006

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Lost sister Ong Hung Eng by brother Ong Kim Leong in Rangoon or Taiwan.

Thanks. Happy lives.

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~ Posted on 21 Oct 2006

Finding Molly, Magie, and all Miss Lockie Gifford's students at Seventh Day Adventist School. Thanks. Happy Lives.

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~ Posted on 21 Oct 2006

Aye Gin, Mya Gin, Tharn Gin, Gin Maung four sibblings lost when Mya Gin and Gin Maung was adopted at 7 years of age and younger to Chinese families. Father name Tan. Reunited in 1960's and lost again in Pego & Rangoon. Thanks. Happy Lives.

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~ Posted on 21 Oct 2006

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Looking for Dumbarr Bahadoo Chetrri. He was baptized Dudley, in the R.C.Church, Kalaw, Burma in the early 1950's. He thinks he is a Gurkha.

He may have ben an orphan when he came into our lives. He signed up in the 4th Burma Regt. Kalaw, my father Lt.Col.Raymond Campagnac was the C.O.

He married a Burmese girl from Kyaume...had children...emigrated to Australia in late 1970's early 1980's.

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~ Posted on 06 Oct 2006

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Hello,We are trying to trace anyone that might have known my husband's grandfather Parusaram Sababpathy,grandmother Thangammal Sabapathy or his father Shanmugam Sabapathy who was born in Basin, Burma on March 13th,1937. They were Tamil merchants and lived in Rangoon durning the occupation, fleeing to India shortly after. If anyone should know of their life in Burma or have any information on how I can trace birth records, please do contact us. It is very important for us to help our children (who have endless questions about their ancesters) understand their roots.

Thank you for your time.

Sandhya

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~ Posted on 29 Sep 2006

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I am searching for my mum's relatives. My mother, Pansy Tinchi, now 86, left Burma in 1947 with my father, Kevin Hickman. They both served in the British army.

She had one brother Mymbo (not sure of the spelling but I know the address

was Pegu, Station Road.) She had been brought up by her aunty Rose.

She was a Baptist by religion.

Anybody with any more information please contact me.

Thanks

Michael Hickman

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2006

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I am the grandson of Albert Kelly born 4th may 1923, Rangoon, Burma. my grandfather passed away in 2005. i am interested to find out more about his childhood in Rangoon. I will be visiting Burma in October 2006 and would be interested to know where he lived? or where his parents are buried as they never left Burma? All I know is that Albert attended St Paul's School in Rangoon, but I have no address?

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~ Posted on 23 Sep 2006

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I am trying to trace any information about or relatives of my maternal grandmother, Ann Elizabeth Rowlands (nee Evans), born in Wales in 1900. She married my grandfather, Evan Arthur Rowlands at the English Baptist Chapel in Rangoon in March 1924, they had a daughter Eva Myfanwy, born in October 1924 in Mandalay. Their relationship ended around 1926 or 1927 and I do not know what happened to her after that.

I believe her parents (both Welsh) were missionaries and I know that my grandfather worked for Whiteaway & Laidlaw in Rangoon and later, I think, in Mandalay.

If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 22 Sep 2006

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George Pethan - he was the son of the Burmese Consul General in Madras in 1964. He and his sister were friends of my sister Vicky and I

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~ Posted on 11 Sep 2006

My Grandad came to England in the 1940's or 1950's to go to university here, he lived in Hertfordshire, he was supposed to go back to Myanmar but he meet my nan who was a nurse and was cut off from his family for being with an English woman and had no contact again with them as far as we know. His name was Maung Lun Khin he was born on 25th December i think the year would have been 1925. All i know is that he was from a very wealthy family in Myanmar, he had 3 brothers and a sister called May (who my mum apparently looks like) he may have had other sisters and he was taken to fight in the Japenese war when he was 13. He is now deceased so i am not able to ask the questions that i would like to know about my family and where we are from and it is important to me just to find out about them and more about my Grandad, if anyone has any information please, please contact me.

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~ Posted on 09 Aug 2006

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some additional info on the message given below, my parents were married in the year 1966. Thereafter, my mother soon lost contact with my father.

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~ Posted on 04 Aug 2006

I am looking for my father, Maung Thein Tin. He and my mother were married in Calcutta, India. My father obtained a medical degree from Calcutta Medical College and was posted in in Baldwin industries, Shan state and subsequently he was posted to Lower Burma and lived in 52, Dawezu Quaters, Tavoy, Tennaserum, Lower Burma. My mother lost contact with my father when he went back to Burma, would be grateful if someone could help me establish contact wtih my father

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~ Posted on 04 Aug 2006

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Seeking contact from anyone associated with the 1941 Church of England, Toungoo, Burma. It is the burial site of Mr. Armstrong, an AVG pilot killed in action Sept. 1941 at the age of 22 yrs. His immediate family is deceased and his nieces would like to locate and secure his remains for burial in his homeland. His father attempted to locate his burial site in the late 1950's but was unsuccessful.

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~ Posted on 09 Jul 2006

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Hi

This is Ann, giving this mail on behalf of my mother Jemima. We are searching for my mom’s long lost Cousins [both grandfather and grandmother side] settled in Burma or Singapore or Malaysia. We all live in India [Tamil speaking Christians] now. My mom is the 6th in her family of totally 8 siblings, all 6 including mom were born in Burma [Rangoon]. All my uncles studied in St.Antony`s boys school, Rangoon and the girls studied in St.Joseph`s girls school, Rangoon.

They all left Rangoon during world war II [@1942] and settled in India for good. But my Grandpa G. Jacob went back to continue his work for British Steam Navigation [Freight Dep] and came back to India by @1955, and settled down here for the rest of his life . But made frequent trips to Burma, Malaysia and Singapore for Gospel [Singing] work, he had visited quite a few places in these countries [we even have snaps of his gospel work in Malaya - not sure if it is S`pore or M`sia ,dated Sept 1956].During his visits, he visited his siblings` family and also my grandma’s relatives.

We are looking for relatives from both sides [my Grandpa and Grandma].Let me first put my Grandpa’s side…

He had 2 brothers [Devasahayam, elder and Devanayagam] and 2 sisters of which one sister[Ruth @ Nagammal] married a Malaysian or Singaporean [name not known] and had 2 sons [Solomon and Isaac ],don’t know if they had daughters. Their last visit to India was @ 1956.The boys were then aged between 15 and 20. Devasahayam [he is said to have lived near Lake Irrawady ?] had 3 sons and 1 daughter all we believe live now either in Burma or Andaman Isles [names not known].Of which one son named Gnanaprakasam was working as a pastor in a church in Andaman’s.

Grandma’s side…

She [ Rajamony Mary ] had 8 siblings all together [3 brothers and 5 sisters] of which one brother named James Nayagam married [his sister, Manonmony`s daughter itself ],named Mary Sundari .He was working for Alexandra brick works, Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. Though he came back to India and died , his family still lives there in S`pore, they had 4 children [?].And all 4 siblings of Mary Sundari also live in S`pore, we suppose?.

It is a long lost contact, that we would like to renew .Any information would be greatly appreciated.

With much thanks

Ann

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~ Posted on 19 Jun 2006

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Any persons with the surname La Bouchardiere, whether born or by marriage. This is to complete our La Bouchardiere Family Tree.

We are missing an uncle Edward La Bouchardiere - Madras Native Infantry WW II his wife or children.

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~ Posted on 08 Jun 2006

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To All Burma De La Salle Brothers' Old Boys - Burma B.O.B's Worldwide.

You may view some old and new photos in these Albums: http://rboudville.myphotoalbum.com

If you attended any Burma De La Salle schools and wish to donate images of your old school photos (.jpg only)

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~ Posted on 07 Jun 2006

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My friend, Irene Than Pe was widowed in early 1942 when her husband, Stoker Than Pe was killed at the Rangoon Docks by Japanese bombing. She would like to hear from ex-Burmese RNVR who served with him.

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~ Posted on 01 Jun 2006

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Anyone who knew or is related to Dilys Alphra Paddon-Row nee Rodriguez or Donald Alexander Thomas Paddon-Row

They were in Rangoon and also in Thayetmyo. Donald worked in the Prison service

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~ Posted on 22 May 2006

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Actually I born in Rangoon in 1952 in Rangoon General Hospital. My parents are fruit sellers.We lived in 43rd street.Door no.89 in first floor.In that street maximum peoples are South Indians from Andhra pradesh-India. There I studied upto 5th class Andhra High School located at 44/41 street at Rangoon City between 1960 to 1965. Since my birthplace is the said place, till I am well sweet memories about my streets and school. Opposite our house there is Govt.Tuberclosis hospital (remember poor) In steet No.41,43,44 there are most our native people Telugu/Andhra perople. I think we are called in burmeese lanuage as KALA community. So, it is requested any of my people living in that area especially Gavara community (one the caste community in Telugu/Andhra), kindly let me know please. I would like to visit to Rangoon which is my birth place. So let me know the processs to visit and visa approaching etc.

Yours truly,

Vegi Suryanarayana

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~ Posted on 21 May 2006

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Is your Dad or Grand-dad or Uncle or someone you know, in these photographs?

Taken in the Army during WWII years in India, with many Anglo-Burmese recruits. Some at Ahlone Power Station and Ywama Power Station before and after WWII.

These photos belonged to my father-in-law Lt/Capt/Maj R.M.Duffy 1907~1986. He joined the Army - Rangoon Field Brigade, Burma Auxiliary Force in 1941 His unit ended up in Upper Burma and they eventually regrouped in MHOW in India. We believe it later became the Burma Intelligence Corps attached to 20th Indian Div.

After WWII he returned to R.E.T.& S.Co Ltd Ahlone Power Station then retired in 1953. Later worked with R.E.S.B., built and became O.I.C. of Ywama Power Station 1953~1965

He migrated to Perth, Western Australia with his wife and 4 daughters in 1972. He died peacefully after being admitted to Hospital for the first time ever in his life, 1986.

Look in Duffy Album: http://maureenb.myphotoalbum.com

Richard Boudville, Perth, Western Australia

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~ Posted on 10 May 2006

Lost!!!

My grand father's sister lived in sinapore and then we hear they shifted to burma,husbands name was Zulfikar Ahmad and he was a judge in the coutroom.anyone knowing any info please email me.Thanx

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~ Posted on 29 Apr 2006

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Please assist me if you can. We live in Adelaide, South Australia.

My father, Randolph Anthony De Souza, died in 1942, during the second world war, in a catholic village named "Zawgyi". We think it is about 15 miles south east of Mandalay.

This village was on the banks of a river, and had a catholic church and nuns. Our family lived there for some 2 years. I was 11 or 12 years old. My father was buried there - Randolph De Souza; so we need some information regarding this village, or anything connected with this area. We find it very difficult to access any info.

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~ Posted on 28 Apr 2006

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Sybil Maud Lefleur

Born 8th.April 1920 in Syriam, Burma.

She was a sergeant in the Royal Medical Corps.

Married a Mr.Flory in Musoorie? India.

Siblings:- Austin, died in Rangoon,Burma.

Eunice Clift nee Lefleur, died in Perth, Australia.

Blanche Desai nee Lefleur now living in Calcutta, India and is desperately seeking her sister and would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows or knew her.

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~ Posted on 25 Apr 2006

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I am looking for my uncle, Simon Douglas Robertson, born in Burma possibly in the late 1920s, 4th and youngest child of Alfred Julius Robertson and Emilia Paolini. My grandfather was a barrister and had a legal practice in Rangoon. Simon Douglas's siblings were my father, John, born in 1917, David and Joyce. My father, John, left home at the age of 17, joined the Merchant Navy and never saw his parents or youngest brother or sister again. At some stage Simon Douglas went to Australia to join his brother, David, but later returned to Burma. He was married with sons. I do not know if he is still alive but would like to make contact with him or any cousins.

I would also like to find my aunt, Joyce Robertson, born in the 1920's to the same parents. She apparently relocated to London as an adult.

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~ Posted on 20 Mar 2006

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Would like any info on descendants or relatives of the King Thebaw or Queen Supayalat settled in Ratnagiri India. Am doing research work for a novel based on their story.

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~ Posted on 19 Mar 2006

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I would like any news about a gentleman who is the father of my two daughters. His name is Ko Tin Aye, he worked in the State Commercial Bank in Rangoon,Burma from 1961 until 1969 when I left Rangoon with my family. If he reads this or if you know of him please contact me. Thank you in anticipation.

Iris (known as Mi Mi Khaing) in Rangoon in 1961-1969

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~ Posted on 16 Mar 2006

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Hi there,

I'm not sure if anyone can help me or not. I'm trying to trace my grandfather's side of the family. He studied Civil Engineering @ Rangoon University in late 1920s,possibly early 1930s. His name was Bernard Walter James & his date of birth was 21/10/1909. I'm trying to put together a family tree, but I'm finding it hard as he was Indian, but his family lived in Burma. After studying at Rangoon, he then came to Edinburgh in UK then lived in Bournemouth in UK.

I believe, his father was called Michael James (my great grandfather)and he was a medical doctor in Burma. The family lived in Maymyo and he had many brothers & sisters who were all educated at university. If anyone has any records of him (or family) or addresses, I'd be grateful? He often mentioned a place called Grey Cottage in Maymyo. Thank you for any assistance.

Regards Yvette James-Gordon

(grand-daughter)

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~ Posted on 20 Feb 2006

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I am trying to find any information surrounding my late mother's family. Her name was Daphne May Matilda Calogreedy born in 1926 in Toungoo Burma. Her father's name was George Charles Calogreedy & worked for McGregor & Co timber farming. He played golf at the McGregor Golf Club. His first wife - was called Stella Evelyn Foy who died in 1928 & he later remarried & had another daughter called Joy. My great aunt Matilda (Mattie)Calogreedy was apparently instrumental in the Burmese royal family's downfall as documented in the book "The Laquer Lady" Any information regarding Mcgregor & Co or the people mention would be appreciated greatly.

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~ Posted on 15 Feb 2006

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Pearl and Ivy Dover lived in Rangoon. After marrying, Ivy Dover became Ivy Bees and travelled India. She them moved to Weston super Mare. England and died at the age of 98. If you have any information on my lost chain of relatives please contact me on the attached e-mail address. Ivy Bees's father was the head of customs for Burma and was very important. If you have any information on any of the above as the war has destroyed all traces of this side of my family please contact me.

Many Thanks to all those who help me.

Justin Bees. (Bristol. England)

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~ Posted on 05 Feb 2006

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Searching for anyone who maybe related to a Dorothy Alice Caldecourt who married a Eric Charles Soord in Tharawaddy Burma in 1922. She may be my grandmother as my mother was Maxine Cecilia who was adopted by the Soord family. My mother migrated from Burma to Pakistan in 1942 I believe with the Soord family, there she married my father in 1946 in Lahore. My father was George William Rueben Hardy and they came to the Uk in 1956.

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~ Posted on 19 Jan 2006

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Searching for any relative of a Eric Charles Soord who originated from Burma. I believe he moved to the UK in 1955/6 then onto Australia. He may have been my grandfather as my mother was Maxine Cecilia who married George William Rueben Hardy in 1946 at St. Anthony's Church, Lahore. They are both deceased although I have their marriage certificate which lists Eric Charles Soord as my mothers father.

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~ Posted on 19 Jan 2006

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I'm looking for information on my grandfather Adolphus Mario Charles Federico, I'm told he was Commissioner of Police in Rangoon around 1880, his first wife was Maria Agnes Strentz who had 2 sons, George and Arturo his second wife was called Harriet, any info no matter how small would be appreciated.

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~ Posted on 03 Jan 2006

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My grandmother was Lillian Josephine Dennis who married Frank Joseph Monteen in 1922. I am trying to trace any of her relatives who can help me with her family tree. I know her parents were Andrew William and Flora and she had a brother Patrick whose children were Donald and Merlin. Merlin married Clifford Green in 1939. Her other brother Edward's children were Valentine, Lancelot and Bryan. She had three sisters Ana, Mary, Annie who married Arthur White in 1922 and Josephine who married James Samuel in 1921.

Please contact me if any of these names are familiar.

Thank you - Angela Monteen

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~ Posted on 01 Jan 2006

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I am looking for information on the Snowball family which began with William born in Burma in 1784. He married Magdalen Blackenberg, a Portuguese woman in 1806 in Burma. They had 3 children Margaret Jane b. 1807 Rangoon, Mary b. 1809 and John William b. 24 Oct 1810 in Rangoon. William later became a captain and on 18 Sept 1824 in Moulmein.

Margaret Jane married John Darwood in 1833 in Moulmein. Mary married Richard Thompson. No details are available yet regarding whether John married.

I would love to hear from anyone connected to the Snowball or Blackenberg families.

Kindest regards

Narelle

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~ Posted on 28 Dec 2005

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Any info about any Clarke,s or marsiarno,s liveing in moulmein in or around 1885 to 1936

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~ Posted on 27 Dec 2005

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Sister Ong hung eng and husband and children - one might marry to Taiwan and living there now - mother ng gay and father Ong kay shaing also finding tan ar whey's children kare being and son (might be in japan)

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~ Posted on 20 Dec 2005

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I have posted a request before but have since discovered that Lucinda Willis' mother was Martha Willis born Macahoy. She married in Ireland around 1860. How can I find births in Burma around 1860?

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~ Posted on 15 Dec 2005

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I am looking for information on my great grandmother. She was born in 1888 in Burma. It is rumoured that her mother was a member of the royal court and her father was a priest, wither named Fredrick or Henry Watson. The family apparently lived on 7 acres called "Brightlands", which was later converted to a nursing home. I know that granny fled to England when the war started. Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated

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~ Posted on 06 Dec 2005

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Looking for information on my Great Grandfather, Christian Ludvig Holten Paulsen or Great Grandmother Cecelie Watson.He married Cecilie Watson in 1909 in Burma He died on Sept 26 1941 in Moulein Burma apparently during a mine inspection. Anyone having any information on who he worked for or what he did there would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 06 Dec 2005

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DESCENDENTS OF KING THEBAW

I am a descendent of King Thebaw and am tracing my family tree I have got as far as CLARA and JOSEPH Galway who lived on Mandalay Hill up to March 1942. Joseph (Jo) was a customs officer. Their children were HELEN, JOAN, JOSEPH (Jo) and EDNA (my grandmother) who were all around 20yrs of age at the time they fled the city and they were some of the last to leave. It was common knowledge that they were descendents of King Thebaw and were apparently very wealthy having a large house as well as another in Maymyo where they used to spend the summer. They used to walk to Catholic church together every sunday.

Clara was reputedly a grand lady ('ma')whose mother was a practicing buddhist but i dont know much about her but she may have been given the european name of SISSY. Her grandfather was King Thebaw but i dont know which of his wives was her mother and would love to know to complete the family tree! I dont know what Sissy's husband was called. Her mother was reputedly married off to the prime minister of Burma who was put into office by the british who married him to a 'royal' to give him credibility in the eyes of the populace.... any information about SISSY, her husband or King Thebaws grandchildren would be wonderful!!

I would love to hear from anyone who remembers them, or even any long lost relatives!! Please contact me, David Humphreys with anything that you may think will help me. Thank you!

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~ Posted on 20 Nov 2005

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I am trying to trace my father Claude Baudeville last known to be in Singapore in 1963 working as a dockyard policeman, he was half Dutch and half Burmese. I have never seen him and would like to know if I have any relatives, I think he married a chinese lady and may have children. If anyone can just let me know any information about him I would be so gratefull, thank you.

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~ Posted on 17 Nov 2005

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Lucinda Willis was born in Burma in 1863 and came to South Africa. I would like to know who her parents were and why they were there. They came from Ireland

Thanks

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~ Posted on 16 Nov 2005

i would like to know which bank my greatgranfather mr mansab Shaikh was working for in burma but i don't know the city also my father use to own burma star bakery but during the war shifted to india

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~ Posted on 05 Nov 2005

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Bargons is my father. We were separated during the war in Indonesia, whereby, he was caught and brought to Burma by Japanese (he is an Eropean. He has a wife (Sri Mursini) and three children( Woworth Bargons, Ani Bargons /me, and Emi Bargons).

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~ Posted on 01 Nov 2005

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Am seeking any information about my late grandmother, Evelyn Mary D'Silva who married John Arthur Hartnell in Akyab, Burma in 1914. If anyone has found her on a family tree search please get in touch. Her parents were Alfred and Henrietta D'Silva.

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~ Posted on 26 Oct 2005

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I am trying to trace/contact Kelly Hayes who enquired about her grandfather Alexander Montague Kelly (b. Rangoon September 20, 1902) on this website in August 2000. Her grandfather was my father's brother. My father was Jack Montague Kelly born in Rangoon 28 September 1907. I am also trying to trace my cousins Iris-May Kelly and George Montague Kelly. Cousin George served in the Ghurkas in WWII. I would dearly love to hear from Kelly whose email address was given but no longer seems to be active.

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~ Posted on 24 Oct 2005

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I am looking for Fressanges in Burma and India. I am specifically looking for Susanna/Susan Louisa Fressanges (nee Fairweather) from Burma but would be interested in any other Fressanges in the region.

Susanna had a daughter named Susan who married a Danson. I would appreciate contact from anyone who may know of her or her family.

Kindest regards

Narelle

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~ Posted on 03 Oct 2005

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I am looking for information on Cecil Wilfred Johnson who was born in Burma c 1890's. In WWI he joined the Army and served in Europe possibly France as a stretcher bearer in the R.A.M.C.

He may have moved to the UK after the war but was the Director of the Rangoon Electric Tramway and Supply Company in Burma from 1934 - 1940.

Many thanks for any assistance

Narelle

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~ Posted on 03 Oct 2005

I am looking for Eliza Roquet/Le Roquet who married John Darwood in 1870 in Rangoon Burma. It is believed that she died before 1872.

The Roquet family were French Merchants who lived in India and Burma from about the 1600's. I would like to hear from anyone who knows of Eliza or her father Gustave Roquet.

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~ Posted on 03 Oct 2005

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i am looking for edwin Rowlands born 15.3.1867 died in burma 1940 all i know is his place of birth his mother and fathers name which was also edwin Rowlands born 16.3.1829 married 12.4.1853 died 13.3.1898

mary (nee jones) 3.7.1830 married 12.4.1853 died 18.4.1906

their address was Elwy house, Abergele, Denbigh, Wales.

i beleive he worked on the railways

thanking you in advance

kind regards

Einir

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~ Posted on 09 Aug 2005

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I am trying to trace my family on my late grandmothers side knowing very little about it. I do know she grew up in Burma as Mavis West and married my grandfather John Halliwell at St Marks Church on 16th Sept 1946. My great grandparents had sadly passed by this time but we have no idea how or why. We are trying to contact any friends or relatives of my grandmother who may help us trace relatives we believe we may possibly have or simply piece together the ealier years of my grandmothers life. I do plan on visiting Burma and would like to visit areas important or relevent to my family, if any one could shed some light, please help.

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~ Posted on 08 Aug 2005

I read an article that around 5000 Tamils

fled from Burma in 1960's and went to China.If thats

true,iam really shocked and excited.Just imagine how

they would have suffered in China in those days?.

If by any chance you know more details

about that,please let me know.I want to know which part

of China they are living now.Are they still alive?.There

are so many questions.Please let me know whatever details

you have.

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~ Posted on 05 Aug 2005

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I'm looking for relatives and friends, acquaintances of my mother Patricia Duarte who was born in Rangoon in 1925 and left the country with her parents, Dr. Armand Duarte and Rose Duarte, née Aaron in 1942. They emigrated to Karachi, Pakistan and later Patricia moved to Belgium with her husband, my father, Frans Van Camp.

My mother used to play the piano very well and became a piano teacher. She is 80 years old now, in reasonable good health, but not able to give me much info on her life in pre-war Burma on account of bad memory.

I do hope to find some of her contacts of Rangoon and would be happy to put you in touch with her. Also anyone who knows more about her family, the Goan side (Duarte-Dias) and the Jewish side (Aaron and Solomon).

Thank you for your help,

Rose van Camp

Geel, Belgium

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~ Posted on 16 Jul 2005

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Father died at Kohinor Sgt Phillip Saunders, would like to trace a comrad who knew my father and I could ask about him.

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~ Posted on 11 Jul 2005

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My father Henry Philip Morrison(deceased)was born in Maymyo in 1918 and spent his childhood and early adolesence there with his brothers, John and William.

Would anyone have any information on his early years there?

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~ Posted on 05 Jul 2005

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Trying to contact anyone who may have any information regarding my family. I see a lot of names on this site that are related to me. My great grandfather was Maung bah Thoon his wife was lady madison Bradshaw. Had 3 Children, 2 boys (leslie, leapold) 1 girl. My Grandfather lived in Rangoon and went to Enland and was married and recorded in england as a civil engineer. In 1939 my Grandmother Madison-Bradshaw, took 1 son my grandfather leapold maung Bahtoon and took refuge in Lethbridge alberta Canada. My father leroy Leslie Maung bah htoon was put up for adoption during the war. My grandmother Emelia Untershire remarried Homer Edwards and took his name. 10 years later my father was adopted by Emelia and Homer Edwards while my grandfather Leapold maung ba htoon never knew what happened to his son in 1959. Leapold Maung bah htoon died in 1979 leslie leroy Maung bah htoon died in 1989. Last known residence was in Rangoon in 1939 when I think my family disappeared. If anyone knows of any information or contacts anywhere or any information regarding if there is any family left please contact me. I am a stranger in a strange without any family and would like to visit burma one day and maybe meet some family.

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~ Posted on 03 Jul 2005

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Can anybody help with tracing the D'Castro family, originally from Mergui Burma, last entry for here is for Francis D'Castro who married Mah Hlaw and they had Cecilia 25th Jan 1886

My Grandfather was Boniface D'Castro born around 1887

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~ Posted on 15 Jun 2005

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Im trying to find Thomas Rankin Kerr who married my grandmother Theresa (Daisy)in Burma

If anyone knows him please email tlc2211@hotmail.com

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~ Posted on 01 Jun 2005

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A boxer called Kid D'Silva who was considered the very "best boxer" ever in Burma by my Dad Bobby Everard. I would like to contact his family or anyone who knew a little bit about his life in Burma. I actually met this great boxer in Rangoon in the early 1960's and he spoke to my Dad for a while.

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~ Posted on 27 May 2005

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I am looking for Arthur Fairman last seen in Syriam in 1949. his fathers name Tony Fairman and mothers name Saw Chee.He also has brothers ands sisters names forgotten.

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~ Posted on 25 May 2005

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I am looking for relatives of my great grandmother Treasa Rozario(née De Cruz)who was born in Coonoor India on 12th November 1862.

She Left Rangoon, Burma around 6th December 1921 and went to live with her daughter Lydia Jane Turner in Sonepur India.The family worked on the Burma Railways and continued working on the railways in India. She was in Burma at least 10 years before she left possibly up to 30 years . Distinguishing features were tattoos on both arms and I believe she was losing her sight at the time.

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~ Posted on 03 May 2005

Am looking for Gleddie Edwards, on behalf of his son, who was adopted out. His son would very much like to find him and get acquainted. The father was reportedly in the US Army in Burma 1941-1942 arranging for goods to be sent to Burma Via Rangoon. Any clues would be greatly appreciated.

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~ Posted on 22 Apr 2005

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My Father whose name is Sein was a student at the Air Training Service in Hamble, Southampton, where he met my mother during 1955. He lived in London for a short time, possibly with relatives, before returning to Burma in 1957. Soon after that I was adopted and have only recently been able to find out some sketchy information regarding my origins.

I think it unlikely that his family know I exist and it may be a shock to them but I would like any small amount of information they can give me.

These days I am a succesful businessman but having no roots, knowledge of, or contact with my biological family has left a large void in my life and personality and I would appreciate any help in filling it.

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~ Posted on 09 Apr 2005

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Relatives or people who knew:
Raymond.Peters, Freddie.Peters,Ozzie.Peters,Harry.Peters
Please contact me, my family & I left for Australia in 1969 and do not know much about our family or, if we have any relatatives remaining in Burma, whether we can help in some way.

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~ Posted on 25 Mar 2005

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I am a descendant of the following & would appreciate information about Indian & Burma relatives etc.

John & Honor Bowman (Australia)
John James Robson Bowman & Catherine Arthur (India)
John Horatio Nelson Bowman & Caroline Bunts (India)Madras & Moulmein Matthew Charles Bowman & Mary Helen Winchester (Moulmein)
Mary Caroline Bowman & Edward John Black (India,England& Canada)
Kathleen Mary Black (India,England,Canada,Australia,Canada)

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~ Posted on 16 Mar 2005

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Ms Sandra Aung(maiden surname)
She immigrated to Australia in the early 70's
She is my wife's God-mother. My wife is Ingrid Pinto(nee Sidhwa) Daughter of Manek & Doreen Sidhwa from Rangoon who moved to India in 1976.

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~ Posted on 15 Mar 2005

Ms Sandra Aung(maiden surname)
She immigrated to Australia in the early 70's
She is my wife's God-mother. My wife is Ingrid Pinto(nee Sidhwa) Daughter of Manek & Doreen Sidhwa from Rangoon who moved to India in 1976.

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~ Posted on 15 Mar 2005

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Looking for anyone who might have information on a family by the name of Ng. My grandmother was born in Burma, and all we know is that around mid 1930s she and her sister were both evacuated from Burma, never to see their biological parents again. My grandmothers name is Lai Kuen Ng and she went on to settle in TOI SHAN in the SAM SUI district of Guang Dong. Any reason why Parents would send their children away at this time? can anyone provide any leads? thanks!

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~ Posted on 10 Mar 2005

I would like to know any details of my grandfather and grandmother, Henry and Grace Hartnoll. My grandfather worked as a judge? in the late 19th and early 20th century. My father Winfred Hartnoll was born in Burma in about 1898? but as he died when I was 13 I know little about his childhood. I visited Burma briefly a few years ago and provide a donation each year for a child's education.

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~ Posted on 18 Feb 2005

Last seen family (Brother's and Sister's) when offered free passage from South Africa to India. One of brother's name is David. I am a Seventh Day Adventist. Living in Durban in South Africa. Last possession is a photograph of my brother David who worked on a ship. Photograph is on a plate made in Burma. Please, if you have any information contact me.

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~ Posted on 08 Feb 2005

Bit of a long shot looking for my biological father, I was born in Lancaster. England in 1961, my birth name was Katherine Deborah Nicholls, birth mothers name Jacqueline Nicholls. My adopted family name is Deborah Fisher. My bilogical father is burmese, but i only have a nickname for him 'Alfie' I believe he worked at Storeys of Lancaster in the late 50's early 60's, and the latest info i have is that he is still believed to live in the Lancaster area and is married with a daughter.

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~ Posted on 07 Feb 2005

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I am listing for my lost Parents, my mother is " Olive Ballard", and my father only known as " Ballard", the only info I have about them was they were from Maymyo 1946/7. After the death of my dad (British Army),the mother send me for adoption to the burmese family, their name were U Mg Mg and Daw Sein Sein in Mandalay.Then later moved to Rangoon in 1953.

Will appreciate V V much if any known information Of Ballard,Please reply to this e Mail. I am longing to meet my relatives,or cousins.

May god bless you.

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~ Posted on 04 Feb 2005

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I'm looking for my great grandmother's family. My grandpa, James Mears was born in Maymyo, Burma on 4th Dec 1916 who left Burma in 1922 with his father Paul Mears and sister Molly Mears (born around 1913/1914). He left behind his mother Ma-aung, brother George Mears (born around 1909) and sister Elsie Mears (born around 1912). His father was a district superintendent in the Imperial Police stationed in Prome, Malay, Maymyo and Rangoon. If anyone knows the whereabouts of George or Elsie Mears, or should they have got married, the whereabouts of their children etc. please get in touch.

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~ Posted on 02 Feb 2005

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I am looking for anyone who would have known my Grandfather, Mr. Harold Calvert Evers, who died in 1937 and was buried in the Christian Cemetery Maymyo. Anyone who has any information would be greatly appreciated as my father has passed away and there are no other living relatives with any knowledge of this side of the family.

In appreciation

Phil Evers

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~ Posted on 22 Jan 2005

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My father,john david Wissett was in burma during the war. he married an indian lady called margaret and brought her back to england. we are trying to trace anybody who may be related to margret (unfortunately we don't know her maiden name)we believe she came from assam, or they were married in assam. they may have had a daughter who stayed behind,we believe margaret did correspond with relatives in india so we're hoping that there is still somebody around who can help.

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~ Posted on 29 Dec 2004

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I am looking for lost relatives. My uncle was called Ossie Decruz. I think he worked for Burma Oil in the 1940's. He was my mother's brother. He was married to a Burmese lady and I last saw him in the 1950's at his niece's house in Calcutta whilst he was on holiday. I know that he is dead now, but he did have children and I would love to get in contact with my cousins if possible. I thinks his daughter's name was Thelma. At one time they live in Rangoon and I believe they moved to Syriam.

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~ Posted on 28 Dec 2004

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Looking for any Lockie's who lived in Burma in that period, George McNaught Lockie was my

great great grandfather, born 1872 Burma/Dominica

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~ Posted on 23 Dec 2004

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I am searching for any relatives of my Mother who was Olga D'Lima who married my Father James McAllister in Delhi in 1944 whilst serving with the Army. My Mothers Father was Alexander D'Lima who was from Burma but deceased at the time of my Mothers marriage. My Father was from N Ireland were they returned to after the War. My Mothers sister and brother settled in England and I am looking for any details of the D'Lima family in Burma or England.

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~ Posted on 22 Dec 2004

My mother Muriel Myrtle Mills born approx 1920 in Rangoon, Maiden name Harrison (now deceased), met my late father Ernest John Douglas Mills during the Second World War when he was serving in Burma.

I have some letters written to my mother in the 1960's from her neice Colette D'Silva. My parents came to settle in England in 1940's. My mother and father married and had nine children and Colette knew all our names as she mentions us all in her letters.

It would be so nice to get in touch with our relatives, we have so much that we would like to know about our mothers family as we know very little.

I am Patrick, the youngest of nine and we are all alive and well.

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~ Posted on 21 Dec 2004

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I have lost contact with one of my best friend, Angela Thandar Aung Thein..

I am living in Idaho, USA...Please contact me.

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~ Posted on 09 Dec 2004

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Great Grandfather William Patrick O'Donoghue apparently born in Moulmein British Burma 20/22 June 1862 father Michael mother unknown served in British Army as a youth, left Madras 1878. Can anyone help lease.

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~ Posted on 03 Dec 2004

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I am looking for my grandmother's step brother. My granny's mother had been married to an Englishman during the late 1800's and had a son named Sonny. I believed they lived in PEGU or Nyaung Lay Pin and that he was a civil servant.When my gr granny's husband went back to England she did not acompany him but sent the son along. Later the family married her off to a Burmese man and the result was my granny and her brother,We have always wondered about gr uncle Sonny,so if anyone knows of this story please contact me.

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~ Posted on 02 Dec 2004

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I know that my grand mother, Pearl Macmullen has died many years ago in Rangoon, Burma of Typhuus. I would like to know where she might be buried so I can go and pay my respects. My mother Pamela is alive and well. Mum was evacuated out of Burma, as I understand it, when the convent she was staying in became ransacked during the Japanese invasion of Burma. I have never heard from grandmother's side of the family and would like to find them, they I believe, are called Friedlander. Thank you.

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~ Posted on 22 Nov 2004

Aye Aye Mu - Mu Mu (Canada) please reply to me. Thanks.

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~ Posted on 18 Nov 2004

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SOLE PAGODA ROAD

MY FAMILY HAD SEVERAL ADDRESSES THERE BETWEEN 1900 AND 1930S.

JAMES O'Brien, WHO MARRIED MILDRED VENANT LIVED THERE WITH CHILDREN;

JACK, WHO DIED IN INFANCY.

TERENCE, WHO DIED IN THE BOXING RING IN LONDON.

JAMES WHO PERISHED AT ARRAS IN 1917

ELEANOR/ELLEN KNOWN AS NELLIE, WHO MARRIED N.S. SMITH-SIMON AND DIED IN CHILDBIRTH.

EDGAR SAMUAL(KNOWN AS BARNEY) WHO I UNDERSTAND DIED IN 1952 BUT NOT WHERE OR HOW OR IF HE LEFT ANYONE BEHIND.

I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE ABOVE AS THE TRAIL HAS GONE COLD

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~ Posted on 10 Nov 2004

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I would like to trace aurthur Checksfield last known left burma for somewhare in the uk. sylvia quick of syriam , married glenville christophel later changed name to sanlwin who worked for burmese embassy in washington dc sylvia recently widowed living in maryland usa.

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~ Posted on 10 Nov 2004

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I am looking for information on my husband's ancestor Robert Darwood. He was born around 1860's to John William Darwood. They lived in Burma and Robert's father was the owner of the Rangoon Electric Tramway. Any information on Robert or his father would be much appreciated

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~ Posted on 09 Nov 2004

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Blossom Andrews from a family of 12 children, lost contact with all brothers and sisters. Evacuated from Burma in March 1942. Trying to contact:

Beaulah Edna

Coleen married to a Frenchman and had two daughters

Norma Millecent, married to Malcolm Green had a daughter

David Andrews John Andrews

Now 88 years old and would love to make comtact with any of her family.

Worked for the Royal Engineers in Burma and Singapore before moving to England and working at Western Command in Chester.

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~ Posted on 04 Nov 2004

My Great Great Aunt Kittie(Katherine)Alexander, maiden name was Bendelow, went to Burma as a missionary, sometime in the early 1900's. She married a man with the last name of Alexander, don't know his first name. She had two children Charles and Jane, probably in the late 1930's.They were in a prisoner of war camp during World War Two.

I think that she died in 1968. I would like to find her children, Charles and Jane, and whatever family they may have, and share our family history with them.

Laurel Ternes

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~ Posted on 23 Oct 2004

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Does anyone know where Noel Finglas is buried please? Please email. Thank you.

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~ Posted on 03 Oct 2004

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I need to know if there is any trace of my mother's family and my paternal grandmother's family in Burma.

My mother's maiden name was Bigg-Wither. Her father was James who also had a brother. She was born on October 28, l921 in Bahmo to Amy Hersey whose sisters included May and Ruby and brothers Andrew, Reggie, Henry as the six that I remember out of 10 children. They all lived in Maymyo for many years. My mother's name now is Kathleen Gabrielle Beale and her older sister (deceased) was Harriett Baines.

My grandmother Frances Estelle Young was born in 1878 in Barella to Estelle (nee De Souza) and had a brother Arthur. Little is known of her father who was a Sergeant from Ireland and nothing of her childhood. All we knew was that she was a teacher and at the age of 29 or so married Eustace Heath William Beale born in Devon, England in 1888 then serving in the British Army in Burma. She taught in St. Phillips elementary school (Church of England) and my grandfather was the Assistant to the Inspector General of Police. They settled in Rangoon and had four living children, Eustace Herbert Keith Beale was my father. He and my mother got married in l939. My grandmother retired as the Headmistress of St. Phillips and my grandfather retired also before the war. I was born the following year, in 1940, my sister the following year and in March l942 the women and children all flew to India to spend 5 years there during the World War II. When we returned in l947 many families had been separated and we lost contact with some relatives and friends.

Any other information would be much appreciated since I am writing a brief history and genealogy for my grandchildren.

FRANCES MAHONEY - YOU HAVE A REPLY BUT YOUR STATED E-MAIL ADDRESS DOES NOT WORK. PLEASE EMAIL ME - Derek@Shwepla.net

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~ Posted on 26 Sep 2004

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My late grandfather, Mr. S. Manickam was a Sepoy Fitter in the British Army during the times of World War II. He died fighting the War but our family never got his body back. My grandmother and father both died without knowing how he died. His No. is 105977. Is it possible to find some trace of where atleast he died or where he is buried. I appeal humbly because I am very proud of what he did for our country and us and I do not intend to go out of this world before I find at least his death place or memorial.

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~ Posted on 24 Sep 2004

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Samual Edgar O'Brien-known as Barney. Born around 1900 and lived with the family in Rangoon.

Father was Jack; mother Millie Vernant. Sister Nelly was married to Mr NS Smith Simon of Solar Pagoda Road.

Brother James died in France 1917; brother Terence died in London in the boxing ring.

Barney was in regular touch with family in England till 1933, when he vanished, after the death of other family members.

He was my Dad's cousin. I would love to know what happened to him and if he left any family.

He was a keen boxer and swimmer.

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~ Posted on 17 Sep 2004

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My maternal grandfather, Charles Stewart, was the proprieter of The Royal Hotel Rangoon in the 1920s. It no longer exists. Any information about the hotel or my grandfather would be greatly appreciated

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~ Posted on 15 Sep 2004

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I am seeking details of Charles Stewart and his wife who were proprietors of the Royal Hotel in Rangoon. Both died around 1930 but I would like to find out more about their lives as they were my mother's adoptive parents.

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~ Posted on 14 Sep 2004

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Eveline Eleanor Norma Hesse married my Grandfather on April 21st in 1923 at Maymyo. He was Joseph Henry Piddock (born in Wolverhampton Staffordshire) aged 22 in the 1st Bn South staffordshire Regiment at Maymyo.She is described on their marriage certificate as Eurasian. She was 18 and her father is listed as John Charles Hesse deceased Inspector of Police. They were married at the Baptist Chapel. Grandad married my Nan in 1927 and he was listed as a widower on that marriage certificate. So I would appreciate any information as to what may have happened to Eveline as it seems very sad that they were only together for a short time. Thank you Sharon.

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~ Posted on 13 Sep 2004

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Fellow students of Miss Lockie Gifford, Gloria Chan, at Seven Day Adventist School, 72 U Wizarya Rd Rangoon

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~ Posted on 10 Sep 2004

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Fellow students of Daw Yee, Daw Ma Ma Gyi, and Daw Nyunt Nyunt at St. Patrick School.

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~ Posted on 10 Sep 2004

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Classmates and friends - Daw Elizabeth Than Cho's class at St. Mary High School - Hello

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~ Posted on 10 Sep 2004

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Parents generation Daw Aye Kyin, Daw Mya Kyin, Daw Than Kyin, U Mg Kyin Mg.

Children of Daw Aye Kyin - Mi Mi Hlaing, Khin Khin, one girl with brain damage because of high fever, one younger boy one older boy

Daw Than Kyin & husband - childless

Daw Mya Kyin - children - BB / Moe Thu Za, Lay Lay / Moe Mar Lar, Cheong Kyat / Mg Sein Than, Lin Kyat / Mg Sein Win

Cities - Pegu born Rangoon last seen Thanks Best Wishes

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~ Posted on 10 Sep 2004

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I'm not sure if anyone can help me,i'm trying to locate some information about my grandfather Arthur Williams,he went missing in 1942 on the Burma Railway just after a collision of two locomotives,the information I received from my grandmother(Barbara Everard) is that she never believed he died in the crash and that some people said that he made it out safely out.

Due to the invading Japanese, they were forced to give up the search for him and flee to india, if someone who knew or might have worked in the railway,or perhaps some knows how to access railways former staff history please let me know.

Thank you and best of luck in your searches

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~ Posted on 03 Sep 2004

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Prosper Aime Victor Combes believed moved to Burma 1840-1850 had 3 children Eugene, Camille (man) and Emilie. All three children born in France around 1835-1840. Prosper believed to be involved in Indigo trade.

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~ Posted on 27 Aug 2004

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Seeking info on my Grandfathers first marriage on April 21st in 1923 at Maymyo. He was Joseph Henry Piddock (born in Wolverhampton Staffordshire) aged 22 in the 1st Bn South staffordshire Regiment at Maymyo. His bride was Eveline Eleanor Norma Hesse she is described on their marriage certificate as Eurasian. She was 18 and her father is listed as John Charles Hesse deceased Inspector of Police. They were married at the Baptist Chapel. Grandad married my Nan in 1927 and he was listed as a widower on that marriage certificate. So I would appreciate any information as to what may have happened to Eveline as it seems they were only together for a short time. Thank you Sharon.

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~ Posted on 26 Aug 2004

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I am looking for anybody who can remember my dad Leo Monteen. He was a boxer in the 1950's and travelled throughout Burma and India with the Burmese national team. Unfortunately my dad died in 1994 and although he mentioned his travels I would love to hear about exactly where he went and who he met.

Thank you

Angela Etwaroo

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~ Posted on 26 Aug 2004

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Hello Friends,

Desperate to find my fathers marriage certificate,which would show his father,as I don't know who my G father is.Tried the London library OIOC,but with no luck.My father is Harry Hilbert B 1892 in Rangoon,married Sybil N Perkins B 1904 in Chunar,India.They were married 1922 in Moulmein (Baptist Church)My G mother is Daw Shwe Kyaw B 1865 in Zigon.

Would appreciate news of any kind.

Sincerely, Rod

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~ Posted on 25 Jul 2004

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I am looking for information on my grandparents. My grandfather name was Hugh Albert Hampton and grandmother Henrietta Gertrude. I know my grandfather was born in Loilam in 1852. His father was William Adelaide Hampton and he was born in 1827. My father was also born in Loilam and his name was Octavus Montague Hampton. My mother was born in Burman but am not sure where. Her name is Ma San and her father's nmae was Uh Pah Lay. If any one can help that would be great. I know my dad when to school run by the christian brothers and I think it was St Paul's in Rangoon.

Thank you

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~ Posted on 20 Jul 2004

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Looking for relatives from Rangoon,Burma. Great Grandfather is

Lim Chin Tsong who resided in Kaba Ayer/Pagoda Rd. He has a hugh mansion called Kokine Palace and also known as Chin Chaung palace.

His sons are Lim Kar Chang, Lim Kar Taik. After WW1, he passed away and Lim Kar Chang, his eldest son ran the family business there.

All info is lost after WW2. My dad who passed away in 1961 left little info after the family moved to Penang, Malaysia.

Thank you!

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~ Posted on 04 Jul 2004

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Mary Allen is my great grandmother who was born in Burma, probably in Mandalay aroud 1853, she was the daughter of an Irish man ...Allen and of a Burmese lady unknown. She married the consul of Italy Giovanni Andreino and they had many childrens amomg them my grandmother Mary Emily Andreino.In 1886 she came to La Spezia, Italy with her husband and the daughter Mary Emily and the son Clemente . From this time I don't have any more news, probably she died around 1900, but there is no trace in our family grave. Can anyone help me to know something more about her

thanks

Maria Emilia Graziani

.

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~ Posted on 26 Jun 2004

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I am trying to trace my grandfather's family. His name was Albert Charles Bertram Henri who lived in Moulmein, Burma. He married his wife on 5th October 1908 in the catholic church and I believe had 2 daughters although one died. Any information would be wonderful.

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~ Posted on 23 Jun 2004

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I am looking for my mother's family. Her father left Malaysia for Burma with my mother's siblings when my mother was born. My mother was born in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia on July 25th 1939. Her name is Patricia Violet Edwards. My grandfather's name was Paul Edwards. He was Anglo- Burmese and he married my grandmother whose name was Lili Thomas. She was Indian and her family was from Banglore.She passed away in Singapore. I am unsure of the timeline of her passing. Lili Thomas' father (my great grandfather) was a Doctor in Kedah, Alor Setar, on Jitra estate. My mother recollects that my grandfather was from a border town/village in Burma and that she was the eighth child and youngest. She named her siblings accordingly - William, Frankie, Joyce, Nancy, Elisie, Susie (passed away at the age of 12 in Alor Setar), and Stanley (passed away at the age of 5).

My mother believes that her siblings may still be alive in Burma (Myanmar). I am her 4th child. She has 5 children (2 boys and 3 girls). She has 13 grandchildren and 2 great grand children. They all live in Singapore.

If anyone knows of this family please get in touch with me.

Thank you

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~ Posted on 14 Jun 2004

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I am searching for former pupils of any of De La salle Brothers' Schools of Burma, ie. St Paul's High School Rangoon; St Patrick's High School Moulmein; St Peter's High School Mandalay; St Joseph's High School Loikaw; St Albert's High School , Maymyo; St Columban's High School , Myitkyinar; St Anthony's High School , Kandawgalay Rangoon; Twante De la salle School , Twante etc.

If you attended any of the above schools, you may join the Internet Old Paulians Group .

A Grand Reunion at old St Paul's High School is planned on 14 November 2004.Now known as No 6 Basic Education High School, Botahtaung, Yangon.

A Reunion Dinner is to be held in Yangon for the Feast Day of Saint Paul

on 29th June, 2004

To View the site : http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/oldpaulians

To Apply to Join : oldpaulians-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

There is no Fee for joining. There are No Annual subscription fees.

ALL Brothers' Old Boys of Burma are welcome to join this Group.

Richard Boudville

Australia

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~ Posted on 02 Jun 2004

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Does anyone remember a lady marrying William Mcfarland in Burma around 1880 ? William was my g.grandfather, his daughter Mercy my grandmother.

Alan

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~ Posted on 31 May 2004

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I am looking if any one knows whatever happended to the Avanis family. OSWALD or OSSIE,NANCY MARY Avanis are my grandprents. They had two daughters,VERA and EDNA. All I know is that they lived in 45,street RANGOON. Be grateful if someone could help.

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~ Posted on 18 May 2004

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I was born in Myitta near Tavoy. I went to school in Moulmein ABM School in the 1930s. I would like to hear from the Maddox family who lived in Tavoy.I went to teacher's training college St Gabriels in Maymyo.I was a teacher at St Michaels School from 1941 to 1942 and would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I also would like to hear of any relatives.

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~ Posted on 07 May 2004

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Looking for Mary Mears born in Calcutta India 1944/1945 not sure of the date was put up for adoption at Lorretto Convent mother"s name was Millicent Mears. If anyone knows the where abouts of Mary Mears could you kindly please get in touch with me as her mother has been looking for her all her life and has passed away without any luck so i have taken up the search. Send your message to cowsley2000@yahoo.com.au

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~ Posted on 05 May 2004

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Looking for a Burmese friend, who now living in Australia probably in Sydney. His name is Lenny(childhood name)A burmese name is Thein Myint(I guess). He is an ex military officer with a rank of Major in Burma in the year around 1980. He and his mother ( Anne Knight) left Burma to Australia around that time. He have one elder brother by the name of Charles who was still in Burma at that time. Lenny or Thein Myint stand six feet tall and he is dark and handsome guy. I would appreciate if anybody in Australia Burmese community knew him, please E-mail to judson.batin@disney.com Thank you.

Judson Batin

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~ Posted on 01 Apr 2004

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Looking for my grandparents. My grandmother Jessie Fox married Alfred Cowsley in 1903. They had 4 boys and 1 daughter. There was 1.Walter, 2.George, 3.Albert, 4.Leana, 5.Donald. My grandfather worked for the Burma railway in 1903. I was told by my dad that there was a family feud I don't know when this happened, but my dad said that one of the family members put in an extra alphabet or took out an alphabet from their surname Cowsley or maybe Cowley. I also have a granduncle that went to England in 1952. His surname is Cowsley.

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~ Posted on 23 Mar 2004

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The person I am looking for is my oldest brother, Phillip Clifford Masson, of Maymyo. He was born in Mandalay on Aug. 17, 1920. Lost on trek out from Burma during Japanese invasion 1942. Last seen in Naba. Was travelling with his mother Connie, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Mother's brother Raymond de la Taste was also with the party. We had to cross a river in a boat and stopped for the night. The family went ashore to sleep and left Phillip behind in the boat with our possessions and the Burmese boatmen. Woke up in the morning and discovered the boat and everyone had vanished. After the war, tried to get help from American Red Cross to locate him with no luck.

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~ Posted on 18 Mar 2004

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Dr Khin Sabai -Pl reply to me.

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~ Posted on 04 Feb 2004

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Searching for imformation on George Park from Maymo and Richard Griggs from Rangoon

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~ Posted on 29 Jan 2004

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Our family is trying to trace the last possible survivor of our parent's generation, my Aunt Margaret (Steevens). Born in 1922 to Alfred William Steevens (Chief Government Prosecutor for Upper Burma)and Minette Ethel Steevens, she left Burma in 1942 and was last heard of in Longsight, Manchester in the 1960's. We do not know her present name, as she had married at least twice.

We are also looking for information on my late father's war service. Cecil Arthur Steevens (known as Steve) was in the Burma Army Service Corps, No 1 GT Company, during the Japanese invasion. On arrival in India he was promoted to Lieutenant and we think served with the Burma Intelligence Corps, attached to the Chindits. If anyone can give me any information about my aunt, my father or the Burma Intelligence Corps I would be deeply grateful.

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~ Posted on 26 Jan 2004

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I would like to find my friend Doctor Harris Gyi who I worked in Rangoon

Burma before I lost tract of my friend. I believe he worked in Moulmein

hospital as an eye surgen for many years. He got married there and could

be retired by now if there is an retirement for phycians in Burma.

He could be about 70years old now.His immediate family live in pagan and

his father name is U Pein Gyi.Ihope this will give you some information.

Thankyou for your help.

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~ Posted on 21 Jan 2004

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I am seeking any information about the family of Maung Yin Khin, born in 1897, the only son of Maung Po Than, Eastern Magistrate, Mandalay in 1922.

Maung Yin Khin studied at Rangoon College, then came to Hertford College, Oxford and was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn, London in June 1922, where he was recorded as "Extra Assistant Commissioner, Burma."

He returned to Burma in 1923 .

If anyone knows anything about his family, I would be grateful if they would contact me.

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~ Posted on 16 Dec 2003

I am looking for a cousin named Lorna who lived with her aunt margaret Herbertson somewhere in burma during the 70's. she was to contact me about Immagrating to England but never did.

Please get in touch with me.Your long awaited cousin Robert.

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~ Posted on 15 Dec 2003

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Lost touch with Terrance and Yvonne Sein Tin in late 1960.I went to the same school as Terrance (ST Paul's)if anyone knows their whereabouts please get in touch.

Donald.

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~ Posted on 08 Dec 2003

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On behalf of my mother,Pamela Murray, I am trying to trace any of her brothers or sisters if they are still alive. The family lived in Rangoon and were separated during the war. Mum is in contact with her brother Leyland, but would dearly love to have any information about her brothers Kenneth, Douglas and Michael or sisters Marjorie, Cynthia and Bernice or any other relative. Her parents names were Oscar and Philomena Murray, and her mother's maiden name was Vrsalovich. Please contact me with any information

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~ Posted on 10 Nov 2003

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On behalf of my mother,Pamela Murray, I am trying to trace any of her brothers or sisters if they are still alive. The family lived in Rangoon and were separated during the war. Mum is in contact with her brother Leyland, but would dearly love to have any information about her brothers Kenneth, Douglas and Michael or sisters Marjorie, Cynthia and Bernice or any other relative. Her parents names were Oscar and Philomena Murray, and her mother's maiden name was Vrsalovich. Please contact me with any information

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~ Posted on 10 Nov 2003

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On behalf of my mother,Pamela Murray, I am trying to trace any of her brothers or sisters if they are still alive. The family lived in Rangoon and were separated during the war. Mum is in contact with her brother Leyland, but would dearly love to have any information about her brothers Kenneth, Douglas and Michael or sisters Marjorie, Cynthia and Bernice or any other relative. Her parents names were Oscar and Philomena Murray, and her mother's maiden name was Vrsalovich. Please contact me with any information

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~ Posted on 10 Nov 2003

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I have not seen my brother since 1994. He was last seen in Bangkok working for a tailor shop. Before this he was working in a tailor shop in Hau Hin. His full name is Mg Soe Nyin or Mg Za Zone. He is about 30 years old. He is around 5' 9". He was born in Maynmar/Burma in Kachin state. My mother is crying and wondering where he is at everyday. I am not sure if he is dead or still alive. my mobile number is 09 55 43 866. my email address is nge55@hotmail.com. My family has 5 brothers and 1 sister. He does not know that the oldest brother has died. So now our family is only 4 brothers and 1 sister. Please contact me if you think you have seen my brother. I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you very very much.

Thank you,

Mg Nge Nge

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~ Posted on 09 Nov 2003

To anyone who who knows the whereabouts of the Herbertson family in Rangoon, Burma, I would be be very grateful if you could let me know if they still exist, as time is running out now,and before I close my eyes I would like to hear from anyone from the family,I prefably would like to hear from my cousin [she will know who I mean] contact

England on 01908 695724 or mobile no: 07780818854.

Waiting for news.

Thankyou

From your long awaited cousin

Robert.

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~ Posted on 06 Sep 2003

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I am searching for my father's sister Margaret Herbertson somewhere in Rangoon.

my last contact with my aunt Margarett was in 1979. Please contact me of any news of her whereabouts.

thank you

robert.

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~ Posted on 06 Sep 2003

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This search is to locate my mother. I left Burma in 1959 to live with my grand parents who had adopted me.

My mothers married name was Sheila Mortley. She married Thomas William Mortley in 1948/49. Thomas died in 1950/51. Sheila lived in Yankimo and she was a school teacher.

Sheila lived with a man named Leslie Eade to whom she had a daughter who was named Patricia (Bunty) Eade.

Later she remarried and moved to the Shan States as he was a customs officer. She then gave birth to a boy named Terry.

She has sisters who were living in Rangoon they are 1. Betty 2. Molly

3. Barbara Minus

Contact was lost during the early 1960's

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~ Posted on 24 Aug 2003

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My mother (Ma Tynchi or Pansy Margaret) was in the Burmese British army in 1940 to 47.

She married Kevin Hickman also in the army.

They came to Kerala and then to Madras. there has been no contact since.She was brought up by her aunty Rose and Daisy. She lived in Station Road Pegu. Her brother's name was Mymbo. Spelling may be not correct. My mother is now 83 and I would like to have made contact with her blood. Please help.

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~ Posted on 23 Aug 2003

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Valdis (Valdemars) Dunsis - brothers Augusts and Janis Dunsis, sisters - Maiga and Marta Dunsis

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~ Posted on 22 Aug 2003

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Can any one help me trace 1. Donald Atkins

2. Bruce Emily

Both are from Rangoon, lost contact during the mid 60's.

Sincere thanks

Cyril

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~ Posted on 11 Aug 2003

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Khin Maung Tun - Since you were working at the Foreign affair and I went out for shipping, we didn't see each other. Please contact me.

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~ Posted on 08 Aug 2003

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I am trying to find out more information about my grandfather John James Hart. He was born in Rochford Essex in 1852, and married Mary Ann FOX in Rangoon in January 1879. The next record of his presence in Burma is that his son, Arthur Benjamin Hart was baptised in Mandalay in 1899. John James Hart worked for Burma Railways, and is recorded as an overseer on his marriage certificate. I believe he was also an engineer involved in the construction of the Rangoon to Mandalay railway.

I would be very thankful for any further information.

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~ Posted on 21 Jul 2003

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His Burmese name is Thebaw Galay - in English, Prince Fredrick, age now about 67.

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~ Posted on 19 Jul 2003

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I am currently writing the family history of my Jewish grandmother, Dr.Ramah Rose Aaron, who was married in 1924 to Dr. Armand Duarte in Rangoon.

Dr. Rose Duarte worked in the Dufferin Hospital in Rangoon during the 1920s and in the Ramakrishna mission hospital in the 1930s.She left for Karachi, Pakistan after the Japanese invasion.

I welcome any contacts that can shed a light on her life and work in pre War Rangoon.

Also researching : David Hai Aaron Jacob and Hannah Ezekiel Isaac Solomon Benjamin, her parents who died in Rangoon in 1930s.

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~ Posted on 18 Jul 2003

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The person whom I'm looking for is a MAURICE COLEMAN EMBLEY - who was also in the Burma Fire Brigade in Rangoon. During the 2nd world war he was last seen in India but not seen or heard of after then.

He had 2 sons - Clement William Embley and Richard Embley both born in Rangoon - his wife was Myrtle Allmark.

Would appreciate all the help you can give.

Many thanks

Jacinta Downes

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~ Posted on 30 Jun 2003

I would like to trace any relatives of Albert Leslie Weatherill, born Leeds 1914 the son of Albert and Elizabeth. Leslie, as he was known, was in the Kings's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was posted to India and Burma in the 1930s. I am told that he married a Burmese girl but know nothing of her. Leslie was sent to Norway during WW2 and was killed in action at Kvam in 1940.

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~ Posted on 21 Jun 2003

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Catholic priest. Family hails from Kachin. Christian name Fr. Patrick Brang Di. Date of birth April 28,1963. Date of ordination April 28, 1995. St. Columban Seminary.

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~ Posted on 07 Jun 2003

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Rodney and Hazel, children of Derrick and Cora née Hollingsworth, Xavier. Both born 1920's. Thought to have escaped with Cora to ? Australia after Jap invasion. Derrick had been killed (?in fact murdered) years earlier in Burma riding his Royal Enfield motorcycle in the course of his duty as a Customs Officer. Cora may have changed her name back to Hollingsworth after Derrick's death. It is possible that her father had been a doctor of medicine.

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~ Posted on 20 May 2003

Francis Grandparents lived in Rangoon, Burma during the first two decades of this century. Francis Foster Goodliffe was on the legislative council ~ died in October 1925 ~ buried Cantonment Church cemetary. The two daughters, born 1896 ~ Mabel Athenee Goodliffe and born 1900 ~ Alice Maud Goodliffe, came back to England, married, lived to 82 and 92 years respectively and were cremated at High Wycombe, Bucks. Francis is the son of Mabel Athenee.

Of his wife Hilda Alice Goodliffe and son born 1898 George Fordham Goodliffe, we know nothing of what happened to them.

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~ Posted on 19 May 2003

I am looking for my father and his family. I know my father name, but I am not quick sure about how to spell it.

His first name: Olipa. His surname: Okabo.

That I know about him is that he is business man travelling around the world.

My mother is from the mountain, the place call Maitung or something like that....My mother name: Naoutthe okabo.

I know from I was little girl, that my father have a sister living in the second big town in Burma. Moesseat.

I can't spell the city eder.

I know I have one sister in Califonia, but not same mother born in Feb about 1976.

I cannot spell my own name eder, but here it is: Latixavu Olipa Okabo.

That all I rember for more 20 year ago.

I just want to know if they are alive and them to know that I am alive. I have 3 beautiful kids today.

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~ Posted on 15 Apr 2003

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I am looking for my father and his family. I know my father name, but I am not quick sure about how to spell it.

His first name: Olipa. His surname: Okabo.

That I know about him is that he is business man travelling around the world.

My mother is from the mountain, the place call Maitung or something like that....My mother name: Naoutthe okabo.

I know from I was little girl, that my father have a sister living in the second big town in Burma. Moesseat.

I can't spell the city eder.

I know I have one sister in Califonia, but not same mother born in Feb about 1976.

I cannot spell my own name eder, but here it is: Latixavu Olipa Okabo.

That all I rember for more 20 year ago.

I just want to know if they are alive and them to know that I am alive. I have 3 beautiful kids today.

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~ Posted on 15 Apr 2003

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As my family are researching the Family Tree and that my parents came from British Burma would gladly like to know more on my Father and

Mother's side.

Father - Arthur Frank Stonham - Born 4 January 1901.

Mother - Anne Kathleen Stonham (nee Wells) - Born 16 October 1902.

Married on the 7 April 1926 at the Methodist Episcopal Church Rangoon.

Children born in Burma :

Kathleen Emma Stonham - Born 13 January 1927 in Maymyo.

Frederick Louis Oscar Stonham - Born 24 March 1929 in Mandalay.

Basil Godfrey Stonham - Born 5 February 1931 in Toungoo.

I hope the above details will help in your search of the Stonham Family and any other relatives which you should find.

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~ Posted on 25 Jan 2003

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Would anyone be able to help/advise me?

My Great Grandfather was William Algie Browne and lived and worked in Burma in the late 1880s-early 1900s. He was described as a civil engineer and possiby worked for the Railways. Places mentioned are Rangoon, Pegu and Maymyo.

His daughter, my grandmother was Amy Dorothy Algie Browne and was born in Rangoon in 1888. There is no documentation for this.

William's wife was, I think, either Burmese or Burman, but I can find no trace of his marriage. Nor of William.....

My Grandmother came to England in 1918 and never returned to her beloved homeland. Any help/information/advise about my Great Grandfather, or how to trace him, would be much appreciated.

Norma Hewitt, in Brentwood, Essex. U.K.

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~ Posted on 21 Jan 2003

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I am trying to trace my grandfather; Patrick Innes, born 1920 - 1925 in Burma. The only thing we know about is that he was with the Rangoon Police, possibly retired now.
I would be grateful for any information received.
Many thanks.

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~ Posted on 05 Jan 2003

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I am searching for my birth mother/half-sister/Uncle/Aunt/Father who I believe may still be living somewhere in the UK. My mother, Mary Charlotte Johnson was born in India in 1947. Her mother was Anglo-Indian and her father was Burmese and believed to be an artist. She came to the UK around 1966 from Rangoon with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for study purposes but apparently she didn't study and started working in the records department of a factory. She also converted to become a Roman Catholic. She was around 4 ft 10 and described as pretty.

My half-sister was born on 12/8/67 - her father was still living in Burma at the time and my mother was unmarried. When I was born on 1/12/69 my mother was living in London (2 Acacia Road, Norbury) and she had been working for a doctor as a copy typist. She often went out in South Croydon in the evenings where she met my father and at the time I had an Aunt and Uncle also living in London. The Aunt was a nurse at Harefield Hospital Middlesex and the Uncle was working in a factory. My father's name was "Bob". It is thought that he was from Abbiscombe and worked as a diver. He was also Scottish.

My mother decided to give me up for adoption because she was living in a small room at the above address and didn't feel that she could cope with 2 small children. I initially went to a foster home in Thornton Heath and then was adopted in 1970. My mother's last known address was 26 Birdhurst Road, South Croydon. If anyone knows of her whereabouts or the whereabouts of my other family members then please e-mail me.

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~ Posted on 28 Nov 2002

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On behalf of my mother, Doreen Rodrigues (nee Vaughan), I am trying to trace her sister, my Aunt, - named Maureen Bradshaw ( nee Vaughan ), daughter of Herbert and Stella Vaughan of Maymyo. She was last seen in April 1942, trying to escape the Japanese with her husband Fred, RAMC. They were attempting, unsuccessfully, to get a plane out of Myitkyina. The belief is that they started out on the trek to India. Nothing has been heard since.
Hope someone, somewhere has information on Maureen's fate.
Thank you very much.

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~ Posted on 20 Nov 2002

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I am trying to find out any information regarding my grandfather Edwin Gledhill Wightman who was with the telecommunications company in Maymyo in 1918. he was married to Alice Jessie Wightman they had 6 children (Douglas, Kenneth, Marjorie, Joy, June and one child who died).

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~ Posted on 31 Oct 2002

I would like to trace any one related to my grandfather Sam Nadir who was born in Rangoon in 1898. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 18 and I know of one vessel that he served on was the Athenci from 3rd November 1919 to 15th April 1920 as an assistant cook and came to England and settled in South Bank, Middlesbrough when discharged in 1922. He married and had 5 children, three of whom are still alive and has 26 grandchildren, of whom I am one.

I would like to hear from any one who may have known my grandfather. I know he had brothers, of which one of went to America.

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~ Posted on 10 Sep 2002

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My name is Thuzar Than Tin and my grand father is U Tin from Mandalay. I'm looking for My grand aunt Daw Kyu Kyu who married to English man name Mr. RC Morris(1920-30) and her daughter Lucy who also married to English man MRs Grubert) grand chrildrens who are:

1. Amy Grubert

2.Sunny Grubert

3.Rollan Grubert

Hope to get some connection with them in future.

Sincerely,

Thuzar

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~ Posted on 31 Jul 2002

I was born in Mohnyin, Myitkyina District in 1950. I went to State High School under the principalship of Mr. B.T. Hla and finished my High School Final (9th) in 1966 and we moved to India. My name in school was Maung Ba Sein. Originally my parents are from India. My uncle (father's brother), Mr. Babu Hla, was married to Burmese woman and I have many cousins in Mohnyin. I would love to contact with anyone from that area.
I am at present in the USA. Thanks.

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~ Posted on 24 Jun 2002

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My name is Kyaw Zeyya and I am looking for 2 long-lost sons. I lost contact with them after 1 divorced my first wife in 1968.

Their names are

  • Kyaw Han born 1961 (?? possibly taught at King's College at some time)
  • Mya Zan born 1967
They are probably living in London.

My father is U Tin Maung, formerly of the BBC Burmese section. My first wife, the mother of my sons, is Burmese-Indian, born in Malaysia. We were married in Singapore, where I was serving in the Air Force until 1967 when we came to England. Pleae ring +44 (0)20 7207 9522.

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~ Posted on 22 May 2002

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Hello, this is Hannah Sheila Mathison from India.

My great grandfather was a British soldier in World War 2.
He was in Rangoon. Then he met my great grandma and they fell in love and married. She was from Madras,a place in the state of Tamil Nadu, in India. She was an Indian while he a Britisher. They had three sons, namely, James (the eldest), who is my grandpa, Jacob and Isaac. So my great grandpa, whose name is Mr. Mathison (I am not sure of the first name) he left for war and was lost. There was no contact from him and so assuming him to be dead, my great grandma came to Madras with her three sons and put them in a school meant for the children of British soldiers.

My great grandpa had a sister and parents. (This info was got from a photo we have). My great grandma didn't have any address to contact great grandpa's parents or anybody. But I know our relatives have to be in Britain (or somewhere). So I really hope someone from our famly in Britain will read this email and contact us.

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~ Posted on 23 Apr 2002

I am trying to trace my Sister. Her name is Tien Kim Lian. She was born in Singapore and was adopted when she was 3 years old. We have 7 in our family, she was the 6th child in line, we have also lost touch with our youngest brother who was also adopted. The last time I saw her was when she was around 14 years old, myself, my sister Swee Lian and my 2 brothers Thiam Yong and William met up with her after not seeing her since she was adopted - this was in 1961-1962. She is thought to be living in Penang or Java, near Indonesia, I have heard that she is married with 3 children and working in a Jewellery store. She is probably around 52 years old now and born in Kandang Kerbau Hospital in Singapore. Our Mother's name is Ho Thaim Eng and our Father's name is Tien Ah Seng. I am now living in the United Kingdom, married with 2 children.

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~ Posted on 05 Mar 2002

I am sending this from India. One of my relatives was lived in Mogok, Burma. He was actually from India during 1940's. He was a famous ruby merchant in Mogok.

His name is S.N. Sethu Ram. He was married to a Burmish lady in Mogok. His area name is Saphine (approx) He is my father's uncle.

We came to know that he was dead before some 3 years.We know this news by one of our friends in Assam, India. But his sons are living there in Mogok itself.

So, I want to get the informations regarding his as soon as possible.

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~ Posted on 28 Feb 2002

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I am sending this mail from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India. One of my relatives was living in Burma some years ago. My uncle (my Mom's elder brother) named P.S.Venkatesan, son of Partha Sarathy was working as an office staff in the Consulate of India in Mandalay, Burma, during 1950's. My mom's family returned to India in the year 1965. My mother and her 2 sisters are now living in India.

My uncle was sending letters to my mom's family until some 3 years after they returned to India in 1965. But after that there were no letters since then. Now my mom wants to make the communication with her brother.

He was married to an Indian lady settled in Burma. His wife's name is Saraswathy and they had 2 kids then during 1965.

So, please gather the informations regarding him and send it to the email id as soon as possible. Because all of us are keen to get his informations about him.

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~ Posted on 28 Feb 2002

My name is Pam Simms formally Donaldson, I am looking for my sister Margarete Donaldson. We were both born in Rangoon Burma. We were last together in Mandalay in about 1946. I moved to Calcutta and she stayed in Mandalay. We stayed in touch and she told me she had married a Morris Harris and had a baby daughter called Carol. She had also moved to Simla Hill India. Not long after that our letters failed to reach each other and that was the last I heard.

Any information you or anybody may have would be grateful.

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~ Posted on 20 Feb 2002

My grandmother escaped on the last boat out of Rangoon prior to the Japanese invasion in 1942.

Her father's name was Thomas Archibald Bay; his wife was Theresa Brigid Ann (nee Daly) and their son was Eugene Bay. All were residents of Rangoon/Maymyo.

While my grandmother retained contact with her two eldest brothers who were in the services, she lost contact with her younger brother, parents and grandparents. While I am under no illusions that they might have escaped, it would close a chapter if I could find out exactly what befell them.

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~ Posted on 04 Dec 2001

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I am looking for information about and relatives of my grandfather Herbert Malcolm Nisbet who was born in Scotland in 1869. He was in charge of Insein Workshop Burma Railways Construction in 1891 (the year he married Helen A Pon Ma). He had a son, Egbert Peter Nisbet who was my father. My father and my brother Kenneth Andrew were killed by the Japanese in Burma while trying to escape to the Indian border and in search of me. They went the route towards the eastern side of Burma from Monwya. My first cousin, Virginia Magdelen Nisbet married Henri Lawrence Jones in 1912 at the R.C. Military Church, Cantonment , Rangoon. They had a son, Arthur Jones, who ran a secretarial college in Rangoon after the war. Herbert Malcolm Nisbet must have been Virginia Nisbet's grandfather as well.

Would any relations of the Nisbet family please contact us and call me or my husband, Dudley Spencer. We were interned by the Japanese in Maymyo, NE Burma.

Millicent Mary Spencer (née Nisbet) Tel: 01323 506827.

(Daw Mya Mya Spencer)

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~ Posted on 07 Nov 2001

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I am trying to look for my grand father. His name is LT.COLONEL J.K.PARRY, he's from 2nd Kachin Rifles (we just know initial). He came to Burma before 2nd world war as a DC for Foucar Timber Company. When the war started,he joined the army. After the war,about 1946 he went back to UK. We've got limited information only. That's why very difficult to find out about him. By the way,if you want to put my mail address on your web,please do.

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~ Posted on 14 Oct 2001

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I would like to put forward the following query about my gr. gr. grandfather. His name was John Horatio Nelson BOWMAN, born ca. 1820, married to Caroline Bunts in l836 and worked as an Artificer, at the Madras Ordnance Depot and then in the same occupation, in Moulmein. His children were : Mathilda Bowman b. 1839 in Moulmein; Matthew Charles Bowman b. Moulmein 1840; John Bowman b. Moulmein 1843.

I know about Matthew Charles' history, my great grandfather, but nothing more about the others mentioned. Would any directories or census type of material, give information , or if there may have been other children born in Moulmein to John H.N. and Caroline Bowman in the 1840's ?

I'd be very interested to find if there were Bowman roots still in Moulmein.

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~ Posted on 09 Oct 2001

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This entry is about a friend though not about a relative.

I last saw Nyunt Thwin, the son of the late Rev. Ba Thwin, minister at the Syriam Methodist Church, in the early Spring of 1954, when he came to England for a course at Liverpool University. I have lost touch with him.

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~ Posted on 26 Jul 2001

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Sunman - 1942.
Has Bahadur Sunman left Moulmein, Burma when the Japanese invaded. Lost contact with brothers, sisters, and Father. Also separated from Uncle in India after crossing the border into a Red Cross Refugee Camp. In Burma, travelled with a group of people including a British father with two young daughters after reaching Myitkyina.

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~ Posted on 09 Dec 2000

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R.R. Langham-Carter
I am in final stages of writing, a 100,000 word introduction to the journals of missions by Dr. David Richardson and Captain W.C. McLeod in 1837 to the Shan states etc. from Moulmein.

As part of this I've written biographical chapters, chapters on the journals and the journeys, and a piece on Moulmein at the time (using int. al. the splendid weekly Maulmain Chronicle on microfilm in the BL). One key source for David Richardson (1796-1846) is copies of 16 letters from him to his father, in Wapping, from 1824-1838, which were copied in 1947 by R.R. Langham-Carter from those in the possession of Arthur Richardson, DR's youngest grandson whose father, Edward Richardon, had married Arthur Phayre's daughter. Arthur Richardson (1872-1965), the youngest child, was a retired policeman in Moulmein when L-C was posted there for a while in 1947. I would be most grateful for any advice as to how I might trace R.R. Langham-Carter BA, ICS, or his heirs and successors. On a JBRS members list of 1959 his address is given as c/o Commonwealth Office, London. He must have started in Burma in about the mid-1920s, as his first communication to JBRS was in 1929. He was D/Commr. Monywa ca. 1932, ditto Akyab ca.1936, Secretary to the Financial Commr., Rangoon ca. 1940-1. So much can be gathered from the members lists of JBRS for which he wrote a dozen or so articles, and was on the Executive committee for a while. He (or a namesake?) also wrote a small book on the old cathedral in Cape Town, published in 1977.

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~ Posted on 21 Oct 2000

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My Grandmother, Mercy McFarlane was born in Burma about 1884. Her father was Major McFarlane ,a physician. Her mother and father died in the late 1800's.She and her sisters were then placed in an orphanage. I would like to trace Mercy's birth,her mother's birth and death, and also to obtain a list of orphanages for children of military staff. Can anyone help me in this search?
Alan Badgery,Ontario,Canada

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~ Posted on 13 Aug 2000

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My Grandmother, Mercy McFarlane was born in Burma about 1884. Her father was Major McFarlane ,a physician. Her mother and father died in the late 1800's.She and her sisters were then placed in an orphanage. I would like to trace Mercy's birth,her mother's birth and death, and also to obtain a list of orphanages for children of military staff. Can anyone help me in this search?
Alan Badgery,Ontario,Canada

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If this is possible!

I would appreciate is you can give me details of a missing person of Indian origin who was sent to war during the world war to Burma.

Name: Mr.. dcoutho
Relationship: my dad's uncle.
Country of origin: India
City : Cochin (south of India ).

He is understood to have married a Burmese lady and lived on in Burma.

Is there any way we could put our heads together and find his details - or those of the younger generation .... my father is eager to know.

Thanks and regards

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~ Posted on 16 Jun 2000

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If this is possible!

I would appreciate is you can give me details of a missing person of Indian origin who was sent to war during the world war to Burma.

Name: Mr.. dcoutho
Relationship: my dad's uncle.
Country of origin: India
City : Cochin (south of India ).

He is understood to have married a Burmese lady and lived on in Burma.

Is there any way we could put our heads together and find his details - or those of the younger generation .... my father is eager to know.

Thanks and regards

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The King family in Burma.

I am anxious for any information concerning the following distant cousins of mine and/or receive any information about any children they may have had:

Ann Margaret Thelma King born 4 May 1925 at Rangoon.
Clive Eugene Alan King born 14 September 1930 at Mandalay.

They were the children of Edwin (Elwin?) Leonard King, a Signaller with the Government Telegraph Service, and his wife Lizzie (Elizabeth Ann) née Peters.



Doris Valentia King born 22 November 1924 at Yuangyuang.
Patricia Maureen King born 6 March 1928 at Yuanyuang.
Letitia Louisa King born 17 September 1928 at Yuangyuang.

They were the children of John Alfred King, a telegraphist with BOC Ltd, and his wife Lucy née Mathieson.



Letitia Cecilia Mavis King born 23 June 1927 at Maymyo.
Ronald Sidney King born 18 March 1931 at Maymyo.
Terence Theodore Luke King born 13 October at Maymyo.

They were the children of James Robert Leigh King, a Permanent Way Inspector with the Electric Tramway Co, and his wife Angela Coecilla née Gomes or Gomez.

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~ Posted on 28 Apr 2000

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The King family in Burma.

I am anxious for any information concerning the following distant cousins of mine and/or receive any information about any children they may have had:

Ann Margaret Thelma King born 4 May 1925 at Rangoon.
Clive Eugene Alan King born 14 September 1930 at Mandalay.

They were the children of Edwin (Elwin?) Leonard King, a Signaller with the Government Telegraph Service, and his wife Lizzie (Elizabeth Ann) née Peters.



Doris Valentia King born 22 November 1924 at Yuangyuang.
Patricia Maureen King born 6 March 1928 at Yuanyuang.
Letitia Louisa King born 17 September 1928 at Yuangyuang.

They were the children of John Alfred King, a telegraphist with BOC Ltd, and his wife Lucy née Mathieson.



Letitia Cecilia Mavis King born 23 June 1927 at Maymyo.
Ronald Sidney King born 18 March 1931 at Maymyo.
Terence Theodore Luke King born 13 October at Maymyo.

They were the children of James Robert Leigh King, a Permanent Way Inspector with the Electric Tramway Co, and his wife Angela Coecilla née Gomes or Gomez.

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~ Posted on 28 Apr 2000

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From Peter and Rosemarie Tolster, son and daughter of Miles Tolster who was born in Mandalay, Burma on 24th April 1909. He was studying in St Phillips School, Rangoon up to 1918.

My father is Miles Tolster. His father's name was also Miles Tolster and mother's name was Eveline Adams (Tolster). He was working for the Telegraph Department in Burma.

We would like to have information about my grandfather Miles Tolster:

  1. where he was born
  2. where he lived all his life
  3. where and when he got married
  4. his children and family background
  5. when did he pass away
  6. are there any Tolsters still living in Burma?
    if so their addresses.
Please suggest us, are there any offices in Burma where we can get the above information?

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely
Peter Tolster Rosemarie Tolster

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I am trying to trace my sister Kathleen Antoinette (pet name Netta), born 12.6.1921, and my youngest brother Reginald Oscar Mellican, born 15.8.1934.

My sister and my mother Kate (née Carter) Mellican, born 23.12.1898, were reported as having been evacuated by plane from Burma in 1942.

My father, Arthur Rupert or Robert Mellican, was born on 2.1.1896, and married my mother at St.Mary’s R.C.Cathedral, in Rangoon, Burma.

I left home, to join the 3rd. Light A.A.R.A in Rangoon, on 1.9.1941, and that was the last time I saw my family, Netta (born 1921), Patrick (born 1925), Kingsley (born 1930), Bridget (born 1932), and Reginald (born 1934).

My sister Netta and I were born in Rangoon, and my other brothers and sister were born in Moulmein, Burma.

I was actively engaged with the Japanese invasion of Burma, and later learnt in India whilst I was in the Burma Intelligence Corps, that my entire family had perished, attempting the trek through the jungle, from Myitkyina (North Burma) to India via the Hukawng Valley - Shinbwiyang - Tipong - Margherita. This was reported to the Administrator North Margherita. Another report I heard, was that my father, who had progressed some way with Reginald, handed the little boy to some Gurkhas onward to India. My father’s trade was an engineer, and he served with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Rangoon, Prison Service Rangoon, and finally in the Moulmein Municipal Corporation from 1930-41.

I would be extremely grateful, if someone could possibly give me even the smallest lead to my sister Netta’s, and/or my brother Reginald’s, whereabouts.

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I am trying to trace my sister Kathleen Antoinette (pet name Netta), born 12.6.1921, and my youngest brother Reginald Oscar Mellican, born 15.8.1934.

My sister and my mother Kate (née Carter) Mellican, born 23.12.1898, were reported as having been evacuated by plane from Burma in 1942.

My father, Arthur Rupert or Robert Mellican, was born on 2.1.1896, and married my mother at St.Mary’s R.C.Cathedral, in Rangoon, Burma.

I left home, to join the 3rd. Light A.A.R.A in Rangoon, on 1.9.1941, and that was the last time I saw my family, Netta (born 1921), Patrick (born 1925), Kingsley (born 1930), Bridget (born 1932), and Reginald (born 1934).

My sister Netta and I were born in Rangoon, and my other brothers and sister were born in Moulmein, Burma.

I was actively engaged with the Japanese invasion of Burma, and later learnt in India whilst I was in the Burma Intelligence Corps, that my entire family had perished, attempting the trek through the jungle, from Myitkyina (North Burma) to India via the Hukawng Valley - Shinbwiyang - Tipong - Margherita. This was reported to the Administrator North Margherita. Another report I heard, was that my father, who had progressed some way with Reginald, handed the little boy to some Gurkhas onward to India. My father’s trade was an engineer, and he served with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Rangoon, Prison Service Rangoon, and finally in the Moulmein Municipal Corporation from 1930-41.

I would be extremely grateful, if someone could possibly give me even the smallest lead to my sister Netta’s, and/or my brother Reginald’s, whereabouts.

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~ Posted on 17 Mar 2000