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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carol smith

Sunday 22 December 2013 20:18 GMT

thankyou linda i found guys brother paul x in regular contact with him now it is all very sad

Linda rouse

Monday 18 November 2013 08:26 GMT

In reply to carol smith 8th June who asked guy godden. I knew guy in Tasmania and went to school with him sadly he was killed in the Vietnam War. There is a tribute on the honour roll at http://www.nashoqld.org.au/honour_roll/honor_roll_bio.html My sympathies. Linda

Jennifer Edgar

Sunday 15 September 2013 19:37 GMT

From Jennifer: I am trying to locate my friend LINDA COOPER, born 1946 in Ilford, Essex, Britain, who was sent as a child migrant to Tasmania on the vessel Strathnaver from London to Melbourne on 15.3.1960. I would very much like to make contact with her and would welcome any information. Thank you.

Shari Clayton Handley

Tuesday 27 August 2013 01:14 GMT

My grandfather, who we knew as Daniel George Clayton (but who we discovered was born Daniel Gordon Claydon) was sent to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1913 when he was 10, along with his brother James, age 13. We've recently found that there was a younger brother, Walter, who was sent to Quebec in 1914. The 3 brothers were separated and never saw each other again. Daniel suffered abuse at the hands of the farmer he was sent to, and was treated little better than the livestock. He ran away, crossing the Detroit River into the U.S. He built a life in Detroit with a forged birth certificate and a slightly changed name. He had his demons, though. He never spoke of his childhood, and he eventually died of the effects of drinking. It is a fascinating, but sad story. He died at age 44. I wish he could see what a strong, successful family we all turned out to be.

carol smith

Saturday 08 June 2013 22:39 GMT

i am looking for guy paul ian mark godden first child migrates sent to tresca my brother went to school with them in essex would love to know how they are thankyou

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