Author Topic: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)  (Read 387 times)

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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 19 November 20 20:09 GMT (UK) »
The son b 1942 may still be alive.  No death showing for him up to 2019
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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 19 November 20 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Possibility that the daughter b 1936 married in Hull in 1958 & that daughter b 1940 married 1960 Hull

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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #11 on: Friday 20 November 20 08:54 GMT (UK) »
I see that Vera Doreen Uren qualified on 1 April 1958 after training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool. I think nursing training was 3 years then so she must have started her training as Vera Doreen Clark.

There are death notices for Doris Uren in the Liverpool Echo but no mention of Vera. Is Vera mentioned in Doris’ will?



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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #12 on: Friday 20 November 20 09:24 GMT (UK) »
Hull was heavily bombed so perhaps Vera’s burns where due to fire after a bombing raid. The Hull History Centre has very detailed records on the bombing raids on Hull.

Perhaps there are family members of William and Doris Uren who know more about why Vera changed her name to Uren.


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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #13 on: Friday 20 November 20 10:11 GMT (UK) »
There is a newspaper snippet which may be the family re Veronica Clarke , Hull - 1943.
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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #14 on: Friday 20 November 20 10:48 GMT (UK) »
My friend did suggest that neglect was a possibility, not sure where that came from originally but the newspaper article would certainly be a route worth exploring, thank you so much for that and thanks to everyone for their replies and help.

I hadn’t actually thought of the time frame and bombing raids, so worth keeping in mind and looking in to that too, thanks!
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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #15 on: Friday 20 November 20 12:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello
I have sent you the newspaper article in a message. :)

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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #16 on: Friday 20 November 20 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you  :)
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Re: Vera Doreen Clark (aka Vera Doreen Uren)
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 21 November 20 15:52 GMT (UK) »
We’ve now found out that Vera was definitely in care as a child but we can’t find a way to prove the newspaper article is definitely her mother.

Is there a way to find the Gaol records, ie. more about Veronica Clark(e), for example her D.O.B. ?Would there be court records available giving further details of her? Understandably the children would probably be protected in any records I guess? Or perhaps about Leonard Clark to see if he was indeed in the Navy and therefore the father in the article? Some kind of enlistment lists for the Navy between 1939 & 1943?

There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of information beyond 1939 about the family. The 1939 register has 3 potential entries marked as “This record is officially closed” who are presumably still living or haven’t been updated yet.

Any guidance in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I realise this isn’t that long ago so records might be restricted.

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Australia: Houston, Howson
Canada: Houston, Pennycook