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Please help me find any living relatives
« on: Monday 05 February 18 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Please could you help me find any living relatives.

I live in England and found out that my great grandfather (A merchant seamen from Yorkshire, England by the name of; George Henry Learoyd) moved to Australia just before the outbreak of World War One and married a ĎElsa Gertrude Kuhní

Elsa was a resident of Australia and I believe they had a child before my great grandfather joined the Australian army.
He died just before the end of the war in France.

If you know how I might be able to pick up the story after this point I would be most grateful as Iím sure there are family out there to complete my story.

Many thanks
Vincent
Learoyd

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« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:47 GMT (UK) »
4174 Private George Henry Learoyd, 18th Battalion. Occupation:mariner. Married

Embarked for France:8th March 1916, had enlisted 21st September 1915. Ship: Hmat A15, Star Of England

Next of kin: Mrs E G Learoyd, 64 St James Road, Waverley, New South Wales


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« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:49 GMT (UK) »
4174 Private George Henry Learoyd, 18th Battalion, died of his wounds 19th May 1918.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/64427/learoyd,-george-henry/

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Could this be Gertrude's death:

Victoria Wills & Probate
Elsa Gertrude Learoyd, widow

Grant year   1984
Death year 1984

Residence: Croydon
State: Victoria

Nature of grant   P
Death date: 29 Feb 1984
Grant date: 11 Apr 1984
To whom committed   -
File number:933/019

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:00 GMT (UK) »
Looks like it should be:

Elsa Gertrude Learoyd
Age   94
Birth year   1890
Death year 1984

Father's name: Kuhn Henry Erne
Mother's name: Jane Mary

Death place:Croydon
State:Victoria

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:04 GMT (UK) »
Thatís amazing news! Thanks for your assistance. She lived to a ripe old age it seems.
How would I find out about their child (Iím guessing they did have a child?)
Where should I search?

Many thanks again
Vincent
Learoyd

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:12 GMT (UK) »
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:17 GMT (UK) »
This information has been found before:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=703270.0


Should have looked for it first :-[

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 February 18 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ĎSgfí I know I had asked this question in the past but I had changed my e-mail and lost all the information.
Iíve only just started this new account so appreciate you helping me find my old corespondence.

Itís a,ways worth a try at finding out if any new information has appeared since my last time here.

Many thanks for your help I am sincerely grateful

Learoyd