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Jill Report 8 Apr 2013 17:04

Desparately seeking any information on Daphne Gertrude Dobson. Born on 12/11/1928 Lahore Cantonment, India. Father Horace Dobson serving in India with Royal Artillery 49th Field Battery. Mother Winifred Alice (nee Willmott). Daphne visited uk around 1932 with parents and is believed to have returned to UK on board ship 'Chitral' from Bombay arriving London 29/3/1949, occupation listed as Nurse and forward address "Fellview", Streetgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16.
. Many thanks..


Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 17:07


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Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 17:10


Name: DOBSON, Daphne Gertrude
Registration district: Ipswich
County: Suffolk
Year of registration: 1998
Month of registration: August
Date of Birth:12 November 1928
District no: 7471C
Reg no: C19B
Ent no: 295
DOR: 898


ArgyllGran Report 8 Apr 2013 17:30

Here's the record you mentioned, Jill:

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about Daphne G Dobson
Name: Daphne G Dobson
Birth Date: abt 1929
Age: 20
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Arrival Date: 29 Mar 1949
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Sydney
Ship Name: Chitral
Search Ship Database: View the 'Chitral' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Peninsula and Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 148861


ArgyllGran Report 8 Apr 2013 17:32

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about Daphne Dobson
Name: Daphne Dobson
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Birth Date: abt 1929
Departure Date: 13 Jul 1935
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Bombay, India
Ship Name: Elysia
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Elysia' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Anchor Line Limited
Official Number: 28224
Master: L H Henderson

Travelling with Winifred Dobson, aged 30.
Address: 35 Hollingdene (?) Terrace, London.


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2013 19:38

Have sent Jill a pm about email addresses, etc so give her time to return and amend.