On their own ? Britain?s child migrants

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Are you a former child migrant? Or has your family been affected by child migration from Britain to Commonwealth countries. We would love to hear from you. Please share your memories on our message board.

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colin campbell

Thursday 27 August 2015 01:32 GMT

Does anyone know what happened to Margaret Caroline McCausland who left Uk in February 1952 on the Carnarvon Castle for Rhodesia under the Fairbridge Scheme.Is she dead?


Thursday 30 July 2015 05:35 GMT

My grandads 2 sisters, Emily and Winifred Davies were sent to Canada in 1913 following the death of their mother, they were sent by the Ripley Hospital in Yorkshire to study nursing, the ship they sailed on was the SS Virginia.


Monday 22 June 2015 05:16 GMT

I came out to Fairbride with Caroline McCausland on the Carnarvan Castle in February 1952.I left Fairbridge at the end of 1952 when my parents came out toRhodesia.Unfortunately I never had any contact with her after left. I am still resident in now Zimbabwe.

Mary Harper

Thursday 04 June 2015 13:19 GMT

Please, were the names of child migrants recorded? I'm searching for information on a girl who was shipped from UK to Southern Rhodesia after the war. It is thought she was born in 1940 to a Miss/Mrs Bingham, but later unofficially adopted by a Mrs McCausland before being sent to Bulawayo, where she was known as Margaret Caroline McCausland. Any scrap of info may help my search to find her and would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Darlene McCart nee Woodward

Tuesday 14 April 2015 01:51 GMT

Searching for information about our Dad - Reginald Arthur Woodward born in England 1904. Came to Canada as a Barnardo child in 1915, sent to Port Hope. His parents were Charles and Edith Lucker who had a sister in Chicago, USA.

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