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james wills

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Gillian Report 14 Jan 2013 19:19

hi i found record of james wills born 1903 in london departing in 1945 do not know destination any ideas please how i can find out where he was going>

many thanks in hope you can help? :-)


K Report 14 Jan 2013 19:26

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about James Wills ?????
Name: James Wills
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Birth Date: abt 1903
Departure Date: Feb 1945
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Takoradi, Ghana
Ship Name: Umtali
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Umtali' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Bullard King and Company Limited
Official Number: 164664
Master: F E J Ohea


George_of_Westbury Report 14 Jan 2013 19:33

What else do know about him, was he living in Cornwall, was he something to do with mining?
What is the record you have found
There are records on other sites showing someone with this name and birth year going to the Gold Coast and back to the UK.



Gillian Report 14 Jan 2013 20:00

hi thanks for replies and thank you k for info

do not know if he was living in cornwall? or something to do with mining
he is my uncle never met him i saw a david wills born south africa do not know any relation to james does it show where he went when he returned to uk? many thanks


George_of_Westbury Report 14 Jan 2013 20:06

The outgoing record that K posted is the same as the one i found.

But here is the incoming record,back to the UK same person

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about James Wills
Name: James Wills
Birth Date: abt 1903
Age: 47
Port of Departure: Lagos
Arrival Date: 8 May 1950
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Lagos
Ship Name: Apapa
Search Ship Database: View the 'Apapa' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Elder Dempster Lines Ltd
Official Number: 182411

Just shows an address in Cornwall

South Road, Stittans, Truro Cornwall



Gillian Report 14 Jan 2013 20:16

hi thanks for all replies and your very appreciated help