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william john charles b 1905 sussex uk ( Australia)

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Elizabeth Report 9 Apr 2013 11:22

trying to find any information about my uncle William John Charles. he sailed from london to australia 18/10/1924 on the ORMUZ. his parents Stephen Charles and Florence Sarah Jane nee Sageman lost all contact .
any help would be appreciated.


PricklyHolly Report 9 Apr 2013 11:33

Hi Elizabeth and welcome to the boards.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about William John Charles
Name: William John Charles
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1905
Registration district: Midhurst
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 2b
Page: 377

He is with his Grandparents in the 1911...

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: CHARLES, William
Address: Church Street Midhurst

CHARLES, John Head Married M 58 1853 Blacksmith Preston VIEW
CHARLES, Julia Wife Married20 years F 50 1861 Kirdfords VIEW
CHARLES, Thomas Son Single M 18 1893 Assistant In Business Blacksmith Kirdfords VIEW
CHARLES, Maud Daughter F 14 1897 Midhursts VIEW
CHARLES, Naomi Daughter F 10 1901 Midhursts VIEW
CHARLES, William Grandson M 5 1906 Midhursts VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 5424
Reference: RG14PN5424 RG78PN246 RD87 SD1 ED10 SN158
Registration District: Midhurst
Sub District: Midhurst
Enumeration District: 10
Parish: Midhurst
Address: Church Street Midhurst
County: Sussex
(10 children born, 8 living, 2 had died)

Married 30 years on the image...

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
about John Charles
Name: John Charles
Spouse Name: Julia Wakefield
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1880
Registration district: Petworth
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume Number: 2b
Page Number: 529


PricklyHolly Report 9 Apr 2013 11:38

Parents in 1911...

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: CHARLES, Stephen
Address: Trotton Petersfield

CHARLES, Stephen Head Married M 26 1885 Blacksmith Ballcross Sussex VIEW
CHARLES, Florence Sarah Jane Wife F 24 1887 Midhurst Sussex VIEW
CHARLES, Thomas Son M 4 1907 Midhurst Sussex VIEW
CHARLES, Stanley George Son M 1 1910 Midhurst Sussex VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 5445
Reference: RG14PN5445 RG78PN248 RD87 SD3 ED10 SN28
Registration District: Midhurst
Sub District: Harting
Enumeration District: 10
Parish: Trotton
Address: Trotton Petersfield
County: Sussex
(3 children born and living)


Reggie Report 9 Apr 2013 12:05

If, as your post implies, you wish to learn what became of him, may I suggest that you amend your title to include 'Australia'


When asking for help, it is better to ask a specific question............makes it easier for those who are trying to help


Vicci Report 9 Apr 2013 13:39

headed for Melbourne


Date of departure: 18 October 1924

Port of departure: London

Passenger destination port: Melbourne, Australia

Passenger destination: Melbourne, Australia

Date of Birth: 1905 (calculated from age)

Age: 19

Marital status:

Sex: Male

Occupation: Cowman

Passenger recorded on: Page 18 of 31
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Official Number: 144399

Master's name: Capt L V James

Steamship Line: Orient.

Where bound: Australia

Square feet: 23063

Registered tonnage: 8082

Passengers on voyage: 944


Elizabeth Report 9 Apr 2013 15:18

this is my first posting so thanks for help so far. have added Australia to title as suggested.


Vicci Report 10 Apr 2013 03:24

this might be worth following up
australian electoral rolls
Name: William John Charles
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1931
State: Victoria
District: Flinders
Subdistrict: Wonthaggi

occupation Farmer

there are other William John Charles but they mainly appear prior to 1924

this is assuming that in stayed in Victoria


Elizabeth Report 10 Apr 2013 13:37

thanks Vicci. I will try to follow that up

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 12 Apr 2013 06:59

A William John CHARLES married in Victoria in 1939 to Ada Emeline BOURBAUD (reg 117). Ada was a divorcee and born c1899. Her first husband was Horace Edward BOURBAUD (they divorced in 1937). Horace was a mechanic; they married ion 15th Nov 1919 in Wiltshire UK, and had 2 children.

Might be a different Wm...there are a few. Wm & Ada appear to gether in electoral rolls in Yarra district.


Elizabeth Report 12 Apr 2013 12:08

Thanks Cherilyn. will take a look at that