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    Hello all,

    I know this is very unlikely but I'm currently researching my great grandfather William George Evans, b. 1899. He sailed very often on Elder Demspter ships back and forward to Lagos working as a civil servant in some capacity. He died in Jos in 1962 involved in tin mining as far as I know.

    Just wondering if anyone has any memory of him or has any leads for me to find any more information - archives, records, passenger lists (apart from those on ancestry.com)

    Thanks very much in advance and warm regards to all,
    Cameron Evans

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    Default Re: Very long shot - William George Evans

    Hello
    Perhaps you could try the 1915 Crew Lists. You might find him there.
    Regards
    Brenda
    www.https://1915crewlists.mg.co.uk
    Last edited by Brenda Shackleton; 31st May 2019 at 01:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Very long shot - William George Evans

    Hi Brenda,

    Thanks very much for your reply - unfortunately he was too young in 1915 (although from his service records it looks like he lied about his age to fight in the war) - so he isn't on the crew lists!

    Thanks very much anyway, Cameron

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    Default Re: Very long shot - William George Evans

    Have you a place of birth and death ?

    Names of parents, siblings, spouse etc >

    keith.
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    Default Re: Very long shot - William George Evans

    Hi Keith,

    Thanks for your reply. He was born in 1899 in Broseley, Shropshire. Fought for the Royal Scots Fusiliers in WW1, moved to Coventry at some point and moved back and forth between Nigeria and the UK until his death in 1962 (Jos Hospital, Nigeria). His parents were John and Adela Evans (née Hesom) and he married a Glwadys Luena Price Lewis in 1932 I think but she never seems to appear on travel documents with him.

    Again thanks very much, all and any input is very helpful when looking for this very slippery character!
    Kind regards, Cameron

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    Sorry about the Maths, Cameron !
    Have you googled ED ? This site looks as if there is somebody keen and he might be able to help you. Elder Dempster Lines
    Regards
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    At a guess so far:

    William George Evans
    England and Wales Birth Registration Index
    Name
    William George Evans
    Event Type
    Birth Registration
    Registration Quarter
    Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration Year
    1899
    Registration District
    Madeley
    County
    Shropshire
    Event Place
    Madeley, Shropshire, England


    Birth recorded at Madeley, Madeley is approx. 4.5 miles from Broseley.
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    All will take time but, some progress:

    I believe born as: Gladys Luena Mary Lewis

    Gladys Luena Mary Lewis
    Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers
    Name
    Gladys Luena Mary Lewis
    Event Type
    Baptism
    Event Date
    28 Aug 1910
    Event Place
    Talgarth, Brecknockshire, Wales

    Marriage recorded as Luena M Lewis

    Luena M Lewis
    mentioned in the record of Evans and Luena M Lewis
    Name
    Luena M Lewis
    Event Type
    Marriage Registration
    Event Place
    Oswestry, Shropshire, England
    Registration District
    Oswestry
    County
    Shropshire
    Registration Year
    1932
    Registration Quarter
    Oct-Nov-Dec
    Page
    1471
    Affiliate Line Number
    53
    Volume
    6A
    Spouse Name (available after 1911)
    Evans
    Possible Spouse
    William G Evans

    Luena M Lewis probably married one of the following people
    Name
    William G Evans

    ?

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    Default Re: Very long shot - William George Evans

    Hi Brenda, Keith,

    Thanks both very much for your ideas - I've had a look at the ED website and will email the admin for any more clues! Think one has to visit the Merseyside maritime museum in order to see ED archives (tricky as I live in South of France).
    Keith, I have most of his life in the UK including marriage and birth fairly well documented however what has recently peaked my interest has been his time spent travelling and at sea! Thanks very much for the input though, I appreciate anything you can suggest that I might have missed.

    Cameron

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    Glad you have much info but for us we start at square one,
    Initially trying to find we have the correct person and how
    they are recorded. Fingers crossed for more. Keith.


    PS: Do you think they may have divorced and she possibly remarried ?
    A PERSON OF SIMILAR NAME TO: Luena M Lewis KEEPS COMING UP
    WITH A LATER MARRIAGE AND DIFFERENT GROOM.

    Regret the typ[ng and any errors, eyes are still not to good.


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