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Re: Disappeared in all records Leicester Royce 20th century.
« Reply #18 on: Monday 22 July 19 11:48 BST (UK) »
"Lancashire Evening Post 15 November 1956
Lostock Hall pilot killed in plane crash.
A fortnight after he set out to fly to Australia in a light plane, Mr Colin Carleton of 10 Highfield Ave Lostock Hall has been reported killed in a crash in Iraq. His companion, a Leicester man was also killed.
Buried in a cemetery owned by the Shell Petroleum Company.
Mr Carleton an Australian was in the Wembley speedway team.
They were re-routed over Iraq from Turkey because of the Suez crisis."
The Leicester man clinches the search- good bit of detective work-thank you.

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« Reply #19 on: Monday 29 July 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
Additions to sgf28 American finds. Lawful admission Vera Bright arrived by plane July 15th 1949.British passport PP 1000389 expires 29/7/1953. Birth Blockley, London. Aged 32. occupation female governess. Given address Top Gallant, Prospect Street, Shoreham, Suffolk, New York. Which is on Long Island.Applies for Naturalization in 1954 at the Shoreham address. Married to Frank Bright born 5/10/1915 Somerset UK. Married October 26th 1941 Carlisle. Significant perhaps that Frank will not join her in USA written on the form. Cant find a Frank Bright who is born in Somerset UK or any marriage. The marriage date corresponds to her marriage to Frank V G Royce who dies two years later. Her father is given as William Nightingale of Rosemary Cottage, Earlswood Common Surrey. If I have it correct William is William Bertie or Berta Nightingale born 1879 who married Minnie Sarah Allen Hackney June 1903. Minnie and two daughters go to Victoria Australia 1913. In 1916 there is a daughter Ruby and Vera in 1917 Lewisham to a Nightingale and Allen. In 1939 and 1946 William,Minnie and two daughters are at 38 Skene Street, Geelong, Victoria. No further facts about Vera Bright in America.

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Re: Disappeared in all records Leicester Royce 20th century.
« Reply #20 on: Monday 29 July 19 19:38 BST (UK) »
There's this possible death announcement for Vera :-\

Logansport and Pharos Tribune and Press Indiana dated 1st January 1967

'Word has been received by Mrs Joyce Dawson of 1408 Spear St, of the death of her sister Mrs Vera Bright of New York City. Mrs Bright was a native of England.'


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Re: Disappeared in all records Leicester Royce 20th century.
« Reply #21 on: Monday 29 July 19 19:46 BST (UK) »
Joyce Nightingale born 1st quarter 1915 Lambeth - mother's maiden name Allen. :-\ I think there were two Nightingale/Allen marriages around the same time so this may not be the Joyce we want as there is this death announcement for Joyce Dawson:

Logansport Tribune dated 20th September 1971

'Mrs Joyce Dawson of 1408 Spear St, died 1.25 p.m. Sunday. Born 23rd July 1914 London to William Ewart and Amelia Ann Allen Nightingale. Married on 1st November 1939 to James Adams Dawson, veteran of British Royal Air Force in World War Two, died 1967. Survived by two sons, Johnny B and James B, one sister Ruby Brown England and two half brothers John and Ewart. Preceded in death by two sisters.'


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« Reply #22 on: Monday 29 July 19 19:57 BST (UK) »
Surrey Electoral Register 1951

Common Road, Earlswood, Reigate

William E Nightingale
Doris L Nightingale

William E Nightingale married Doris L Anderson in 1940, Surrey