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lost grandad

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Unknown Report 18 Oct 2012 20:36

i recently discoverd that my real surname is Bennett. My grandad who i never met was sent to Australia in approx 1925/6. is there a way of finding his name on a shipping list with only his surname Bennett?

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 18 Oct 2012 21:48

Do you know when he was born as his age would help to cut down the results when looking for a record?

You could also find his first name if you had the birth certificate of his son or daughter (one of your parents).

Kath. x

Stuart

Stuart Report 18 Oct 2012 21:54

ANY idea of his age when he went? There are nearly 140 male Bennett's on shipping list 1924-1927

You say he was sent rather than went, do you have any idea of the circumstances?

Ivy

Ivy Report 18 Oct 2012 23:06

There are other Australian finding aids. Searching on Ancestry for Bennett in Australia after 1926 offers electoral rolls, marriage, death and cemetery records, WWII military newspapers etc etc