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Offline Ohri

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orphanages in the west Midlands area during the 1920's
« on: Monday 11 January 21 17:31 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to trace a relative who was born in 1920 in Dudley Staffordshire. His name was William Harold Parsonage. He had an older sister who was 3 years old when he was born.
 Harry's parents couldnt afford to look after him and he was sent to an orphanage/school at a young age - he could have been sent there as a baby .
I am interested to find out which orphanage and how long he was there.
His father William Henry Parsonage , died in1925, when Harry was 5 years old ... I believe he had been injured in the 1st world war .
 I have been told that the orphanage / school  may have been in the Bilston area. Harry was apprenticed to the railway by the orphanage. He also served during the war as a railway engineer ??
I have no idea how I might access any of the above . Any help would be much appreciated