On their own - Britain's child migrants

Laurie Humphreys

portrait photo of a smartly dressed man

"As someone with supposedly no family I now have over 60 descendants. When I arrived in 1947 the slogan of the day was ‘populate or perish’ – I made sure I didn’t perish!"

Photographs reproduced courtesy Laurie Humphreys.

Migrated when he was: 14 years old
Sent by:
Christian Brothers
Sailed on: 'SS Asturias'
Arrived at: Bindoon, Western Australia, Australia in 1947
Lived in: Western Australia, Australia
Memento: Family photograph

photo of a huge family gathering at Christmas


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