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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #27 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:35 BST (UK) »
I've just wandered down St Catherines Road ( courtesy of Google Streetview) and there are new blocks of flats at the beginning of the road, so possibly "our" house  i.e. number 8 has been demolished. The first house seems to be number 14.
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #28 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:38 BST (UK) »
Isn't the key likely to be the named people in the photographs and their families.Who are they?

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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #29 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:49 BST (UK) »
I've just wandered down St Catherines Road ( courtesy of Google Streetview) and there are new blocks of flats at the beginning of the road, so possibly "our" house  i.e. number 8 has been demolished. The first house seems to be number 14.

I did the same, Jan, and wondered if they were rebuilt or WW2 damage.  It might be worth looking at a map of the time to see if the roads have changed.

Added - I'm sure there are some threads on here about WW2 damage in Littlehampton.
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #30 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:52 BST (UK) »
Are Alwyn,Nora and Iris all surname Hunter/brothers and sisters? The name Alwyn is unusual.I can only find one Alwyn(n) Hunter,born in Goole 1909,died in service 1940,given resident Doncaster.He had a sister Iris,but I can't find a Nora.Do you have any other info on them?

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Iris and Nora were both surname Hunter, and were sisters. Alwyn was their cousin, last name was Cock. The girls were born in Hong Kong and their cousin in Shanghai. They were all in the UK attending school so would not show on any UK documentation other than passenger lists.
The Hunter family is from Manchester originally and Cock from Scotland, India and finally China.
The Hunters that I am tracing were on the passage back to China from Rotterdam in Sept 1928. There were four extra Hunter family on the ship. Jack L Hunter and his wife may have been two of those four. I think maybe the Jack E L Hunter is not the correct Hunter but just has a same name
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #31 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:55 BST (UK) »
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #32 on: Friday 13 October 17 16:56 BST (UK) »
There seems to be a discrepancy in this J E L Hunter. I have seen him listed at RAF  DFC but also showing as the ONLY son of E L Hunter of Shanghai. Now this is a different wife name completely!

Daily Record 01 December 1917 - Distinguished service awards
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Flt sub Lt John Ellis Langford Hunter R.N.A.S

Dec qtr 1926
Hunter    John E L   
Mulock    Gwendolen M C       
St.Geo.H.Sq.    1a   1036a   
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #33 on: Friday 13 October 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
Does this help to confirm or ignore?

John Ellis Langford Hunter
Baptism :   6 Mar 1897
Hackney, Hackney, England
Father:   Ellis Lister Hunter
Mother:   Mary Williamson Hunter
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #34 on: Friday 13 October 17 17:23 BST (UK) »
Came onto this clipping from 1918 South China Morning Post. Sorry, don't know how to add a PDF that length other than to attach
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Re: Location of photo, maybe Littlehampton?
« Reply #35 on: Friday 13 October 17 17:28 BST (UK) »
That's interesting as it gives his father as H.E.R Hunter and his uncle as Ellis Lister Hunter, yet the baptism gives his father as Ellis.
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