The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

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Last Update 10/2012

This page is to help you find lost family or friends. Hopefully to reunite lost fathers, mothers, siblins, aunts, or cousins. Those that married GIs or lost connections with family back home.
To add your request please email me with as much details as you can provide.

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Laura Bourgeois

Searching for My Half-Sibling - WWII War Baby
My name is Laura Bourgeois and I would like to make contact with the child my father left behind in England after World War II.

My father, Private Philip Bourgeois (B-55542) served with the Royal Regiment of Canada in World War II and was stationed in South Eastern England (Littlehampton, Chichester, Brighton, Southhampton areas) from October 1942 to September 1945. After he was wounded, he spent a short time in Alton and Bramshott in the hospital.

Just before my father came back home to Canada in October 1945, my mother received a letter from an English lady by the name Margaret. The letter stated that Margaret was pregnant with his child. The letter was addressed to my father's address in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

I hope that my half-sibling will read this story. I would truly embrace my relative. Anyone knowing Margaret or her "child" please contact me at my email address - lbourgeois@shaw.ca

This is my blog about my father http://philipbourgeois.blogspot.ca/


Jenny [Brown] Jewell

I would like to hear from anyone who knew Gail's cousin Jenny (Jeanette)[Brown] Jewell. She married GI Soldier by the name of Ralph Jewell and went to Chicago to live. They has a daughter Christina Jewll. She also had a sister Margaret who went to live in the States. Gail does not know her married surname. Last known address: 16 Ashby Crescent, Knightswood, Glasgow, Scotland. Her brother, Robert moved to Australia. A another brother James remained in England. If you have any information on this family please get in toucy with Gail.

Rosi Tschitschonig

Rosi was born in 1927 and formerly from Salzburg, Austria. Her brother has been search for her for approximately in 30 yrs. Time is running out for him and he is extremely saddened by the fact that he has failed so far. Rosi' father was Engelbert Tscheirschonig, who died when she was a child. Her mother was Rosi nee Eder born in 1905. Rosi 2nd husband was Mr. Ratzer. If you have any information for the Tscheitschonig please email Rosa's neice, Sonja.

Seeking GI Father.

Sweet Family My mother died recently and my halve sister never knew about her American GI father. Her story was never told in fact itís as if it didnít happen. Upon sorting through my motherís belongings I found the saddest letter with photo of my sisterís American father showing his love for my mother. He wanted her to go to America, she never went because she was pregnant and too ashamed to tell him. She had a hard life with the way things were as a single parent in the 1940s. Her family disowned her and she hung on to my sister and drifted from job to job with little help. She met my father and married him. Her last words were before she died at age 89 yrs. ĎAmerican Officerí. If you know who this GI is please get in touch with me. Kind Regards, Clive Sweet, UK. Thank you.

Rosario Tolention

Please have me locate my grandmother Rosario. She left the Philippines between 1944-1948 with her military American husband. I don't know the name of her husband and we don't know their whereabout.
Rosario got pregnant with her boyfriend Carlos Dela Vega and gave birth to my mother Erlinda Tolentino Dela Vega in 1944. She left my mother in the care of her friend Maria Aviles and left the Philippines with her new husband, a U.S. military.
My mother is now 67 years old. She is hoping to find out about her mother while she's still living.
We greatly appreciated any help you can give.
Thank you in advance,Henry Reyes Sarmiento

Lilian Mills

Do you know Lilian Mills? Lilian was born in Fulham, London, in 1922. Lilian had two sisters and three brothers, all Londoners. We believe that Lilian Mills married Nathan Corin between October and December 1946 at Hackney registration office in London, England. If she is still living, Lilian would be 90 years old. She may, of course, have children in the States. Any help would be appreciated. If she is alive and traceable, I could put her in touch with her brother. Please email Richard Morgan Thank you for your help.

Norma Eunice [Lee] Taylor

Norma Eunice [Lee] Taylor had two sisters: Wilma ĎBillieí Ellen Lee and Joan Lee. Wilma was born in 1917-1918 and Joan 1921-1922 both in NSW. They both married American GI's. Wilma sailed on the Marine Phoenix leaving from Sydney, Australia and arriving in San Francisco, California on 1st July, 1948. Wilma was not married yet. Joan's married name is unknown to me. I would love to know any descendants of my aunts.
Lee Family The lady at the back with the head scarf is my mum Norma, the other two ladies I think are Wilma and Joan, the boy on the right is Alan William who is holding Robert William brothers of the 3 sisters, the boy on the left is unknown to me.
Lynne Damaschun (nee Taylor)
Did you work at Dufayel in Ste. Adresse, France? (The Le Havre Nice)
From October 1944 to May 1946 many officers received their meals in a big house. Did you work there? If so, the mother of Jackie Legourdier is hoping to reconnect with you. Please write to Mr. Jack Legourdier, Appartment 312, 74 rue Bossuet, 69006, Lyon, France.

Amy Louis (Jolly) Hall

Seeking the family of Amy Louis (Jolly) Hall. She was born in 1923, Brentwood, England. Amy and her son David R. )b. 1945) arrived in New York on July 4, 1946 traveling aboard the General George W. Goethals. Please contact Ray Jolly in England at rayjolly@globalnet.co.uk
My mom left Naples probably on Sept 1, 1946 and went to Alexandria, Egypt. She left there on Sept 4 and arrived in New York on Sept 14 on the Thomas H. Barry. My dad's brother met her in New York and brought her to Niles, Ohio where she is still living.

Mom met the following girls that she would like to connect. Gina Ryan lived in Niles, Ohio but after 2 yrs. she and her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Two other war brides were from Italy were Rita Marks and Nina Altobelli. If you know anything about these ladies please get in touch with me, Linda Cooperstock


Joan [Askwith] (Green) Jones

Joan Jones of Essendon, Melbourne Australia arrived in S.F. Calif. on June 1946. She is looking for friends; Hazel Galloway (Corwith Iowa); Gloria De Fazio (Mass or Maine), June Underwood (Texas) and any others war brides that shared cabin D-1. Please get in touch with her. email: koalablueacres@gmail.com or phone 1-352-473-5450

Vivienne Brooks

Parent married (motherís name Alice Constance Braham) in Liverpool c1926. Vivienne, also known as Violet, was born in Sept 1927. She was a GI bride, marrying a Jewish man called Gerry (surname unknown) we think in New York and believe they have two sons. Also believe they may also have owned a property in Florida. My father John William Braham was her motherís younger brother by two years. I was an only child. Born Joyce (now known as Joy) in May 1941. We lived at 60 Faulkner Street, Liverpool.

I married Morley Myers, he was international sports editor for UPI for 23 years until 1998) in London in 1962. We have three children and seven grandchildren. I always wondered what my cousinís life was like in the USA. My fatherís older sister, Mary, once told me that Vivienne came back for a visit in the 50s but I donít remember it.

If anyone has any information to help us with our family tree I would like to hear. Joy


Pauline Stone Rothlisberger

Seeking the descendants of Pauline Stone of Australia (possible born 1916) who married an American, Marche Rothlisberger, Military CDR M, (possible born 1914) . They had 3 children born in America: Susan (maybe Suzanne), Jane and Marche Jr.

Pauline Stone's parents were Alice Theresa Fox and Henry Harvey Stone of East Fremantle, West Australia. Pauline had two younger sisters, Molly Stone Tomlinson and Joan Stone Colbrook.

Thank you,Suzanne Steimle; suzanne.steimle@gmail.com


Joan B Freeman

Seeking information on Joan B Freeman who married an American serviceman in the Derby, England area in 1943. He was a Howard F Kelly and may have returned with his bride to Chicago. She was the daughter of my great uncle William Sidney Freeman, (Sid) who made a couple of trips in the 1950`s landing in New York, presumably to see his daughter and son in law. Regards,Larry David Freeman Tuck

Seeking a Carole Anne Turner

My name is Mike Miller and I am trying to contact Jean Wiskar. She placed the following ad on your site:
Seeking a Carole Anne Turner I would like to find an old friend of my Mother's who was a war bride - l946 approx. She married a G.I. called Paul Turner & they had a daughter called Carole-Anne. Last contact was from Virginia.

Name was Ivy Phillips.She lived in Deptford, Kent,England.Her parents were Ivy & Fred Phillips.He worked for a Newspaper & in his spare time was a Bandleader. Young Ivy worked with my Mother in London -Conduit Street,@ a large Turf Accounting Firm - Joe Lee's. They worked in the offices. Jean Wiskar( nee Jiggins).

I am Carol Turner's son and the great grandson of the Ivy and Fred Phillips mentioned in the ad. I am now trying to contact Mrs. Wiskar but feel her email address is no longer valid. Please email me at millerm@pennswoods.net if you can help me find Mrs. Wiskar or anyone that knew Ivy and Fred Phillips.

Thank you, Mike Miller


Vivienne Brooks

Parent married (motherís name Alice Constance Braham) in Liverpool c1926. Vivienne, also known as Violet, was born in Sept 1927.

I was an only child. Born Joyce (now known as Joy) in May 1941. We lived at 60 Faulkner Street, Liverpool.

I married Morley Myers, he was international sports editor for UPI for 23 years until 1998) in London in 1962. We have three children and seven grandchildren.

I always wondered what my cousinís life was like in the USA.

My fatherís older sister, Mary, once told me that Vivienne came back for a visit in the 50s but I donít remember it. If anyone has any information to help us with our family tree I would like to hear. Joymyers12001@yahoo.co.uk


Erika Steckermayer

I am seeking any information on Erika Steckermayer. It is believed that she is from Austria and I know she came as a war bride. She married my fatherís brother Wesley Dorman Robison of Brady, Texas. Erika would have had two very young daughters when she came to the US. One Ellen and Patricia.

Uncle D as he was known passed away in 1959. Erika remarried and had one son Wylie John ?. She divorced and married again having another daughter. The last known residence was in Florida (Tampa Ė I think) as a nurse. It has been 40 years since I have seen her or known anything of her.

Cynthia White at cynwhite07@sbcglobal.net


Phyllis Murphy

I am looking for my fathers 1st cousin Phyllis. She married Kenneth Murphy in Swindon in 1945. They had two children in USA Michael and Diane and a 3rd child, Susan, in England in Cirencester before returning to the USA again in 1955. My father is now 89 and Phyllis would be 84. Would love to find her or one or all of her children. She travelled from Germany onboard the Mauretania arriving in New York Mar 31 1947. I would appreciate any contact regarding this family.
Jennifer Parker

Major Macnally

I am looking for my father MAJOR MACNALLY, who was in Algeria during the second world war. He met my mother Bouchergie Kheira and they were married for 2 years before his return to New York. He sent letters to my mother with this address: "Major Macnally at 911810 mbp headquarters (trems cec) APO 600 ior.m-LVRQ 3.
This is all that I knew of my father, because he didn't know of my birth. My mother died shortly after his departure. He wrote my mother many letters but no one responded to him, so he stopped. Today, I have no birth certificate and I donít know my origin, it's very difficult for me.
If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful. I do not know if he is alive or not, but if he has a family I would be very happy to have a contact with them .
Contact me at this email please.
Thank you for your attention.
MERZAK NEDJAI

Sadie Ogilvie

My mother Sadie Ogilvie born in Leeds on October 9, 1922. I believe she married a United States serviceman with the last name (Flaherty) I believe she had two children by this man during the war and traveled with the children on the Queen Mary to the United States. She renewed her passport in Kansas City Missouri in 1951. My mother died in 1982 and I am trying to connect with her children from the previous marriage due to health concerns.
My mother never became a U.S. citizen and always remained British subject.
Any assistance in how I might be able to obtain further information would be greatly appreciated.
Patricia Litty, Principal
HMN Architects, Inc.
1324 E. Kingsley Street
Springfield, MO. 65804
417.882.9075/Fax 417.882.9084
www.hmnarchitects.com
plitty@hmnarchitects.com

Margaret Colles nee Rockett

I wonder if you can help me to find any information on the ship my Sister, Margaret Colles nee Rockett sailed on from the U.K. I believe she left Southampton on about 19th April 1946 and I'm told it was possibly on Saturnia but It's all a bit vague. She lived very happily in Battle Creek Michigan for many years but died some years ago and now I would like to know a little more about her voyage.
Thanks for any help you may be able to give me.
Yours Harold

Olive Howden Hanley

Child born in England
I refer to your website re GI Brides and wonder if you could help me find my half-sister. Olive Howden Hanley , (1915/1988) who lived in Watford,Hertfordshire, England during WWII about 1944/45. She had a child named Linda. Linda's father was named Harry ?, I believed, he was killed in 1944/5. I cannot trace a birth certificate for Linda, who was born in 1945. She was sent to USA probably to Harry`s parents. Olive married in 1946 and later had a foster son - now 55 years. He has seen a picture of Linda, aged about 8, at a wedding. I realize this has very limited information as I do not know his surname but it seems surprising that a girl was taken from a mother and sent to USA. Any information about Linda would be appreciated.
Please get in touch with me. Gordon Hanley
Update 5/11/09: have found two further addresses which may connect Mrs Rosemary Small (possibly step mother?) 19210 Pacific Highways; Apt 102-10, Seattle,Washington 98188 OR 25327 33rd Place, South Kent, Seattle, Washington 98031
Looking for Ex Pvt Eileen M. Masterson (ATS) who married Cpl. John Francis Masterson, US Army in Mansfield, Nottingham England March 10th 1945. Eileen was my bridesmaid when I married GI January 1944. Johns home address was listed as 847 Hancock St., Brookland, NY.
Rae Zurovcik

Mary Chapel of New Zealand

(married name unknown)
Looking for the child of a Mary Chapel from New Zealand. Mary met him when he was stationed in Aukland but did not marry. They had a child who would be in their mid 60ís. My father was an American Coastguard from WWII. He said Mary wrote that they had a child. He never was able to come back. Jill would like to find her sibling. If you can help her please email her at yocounselor2003@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Cowles Carline

I am looking for information on my aunt's family. She was Barbara Minnie Carline nee Cowles, and was married in England in or around 1947 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire at All Saints Church. I was one of her bridesmaids. They left England for Pontiac, Michigan initially and then we lost touch, Kalkaski rings a bell but efforts to find her family have drawn blank. Her husband was stationed at Alconbury Air Force base at this time. They have both since died. Any persons knowing any of them would be great. I am tracing my family tree and this info would help enormously. Wendy Dighton of Huntingdon, England

Thelma Ford (married name unknown)

Lois is looking for her cousin Thelma Ford b. c1930 maybe in Brisbane, Australia. Father was Reginald Ford and her mother Catherine Keating Durham. Her brothers Geoffrey and Raymond were born in Wingham, N.S.W.
Thelma married an American soldier during WW2 and followed him to Dallas,Texas. Later her mother followed her to Texas after divorcing Reginald. The family lost contact with them after Catherine immigrated to USA. My mum would love to know what became of her Aunt and Cousin. Many information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Molly Barry Nutter

My mum would love to locate Molly Barry from Liverpool born around 1930. She married an American seaman Ė I think the equivalent of the British Merchant Navy Ė called Don Nutter and was last heard of at Nome Avenue, Akran, Ohio round about 1955. If you have any news of Molly please email me on sandy.dawes@tiscali.co.uk Many thanks, Sandra Dawes

Major MacNally

Major MacNally Major and Mrs.Bouchergie MacNally HELP ME PLEASE
I am looking for my father MAJOR MACNALLY, who was in Algeria during the second world war. He met my mother Bouchergie Kheira and they were married for 2 years before his return to New York. He sent letters to my mother with this address: "Major Macnally at 911810 mbp headquarters (trems cec) APO 600 ior.m-LVRQ 3.
This is all that I knew of my father, because he didn't know of my birth. My mother died shortly after his departure. He wrote my mother many letters but no one responded to him, so he stopped. Today, I have no birth certificate and I donít know my origin, it's very difficult for me.
If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful. I do not know if he is alive or not, but if he has a family I would be very happy to have a contact with them .
Contact me at this email please.
Thank you for your attention.

MERZAK NEDJAI

Heather Rish

My wife and her cousins are searching for their long-lost first cousin Heather Rish who was born in 1945 to George Louie Rish and his then wife Mary Bowers of Yeovil, England. The couple later divorced because Heather's mother was homesick about leaving England. Heather is the only child of George Louie Rish, who is aging and in declining health. We have photos of the couple after their wedding in Yeovil and of Mary with baby Heather We would like tell Heather about her American father and offer to put them into contact.
Mike and Dena Creel
155 Cannon Trail Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29073
USA
(803) 359-2717

Rosemary Simpler

We are searching for information regarding our Aunt, Rosemary Simpler (nee Collell). Rosemary married Kenneth Wack (a GI) in Perth, Western Australia and went to America as a war bride in 1943 with their son Stephen. Kenneth divorced Rosemary in 1950 and we know very little about her except that in March 1961 she remarried to a George W. Simpler in LA. If anyone could help us with our search we would be extremely grateful, especially members of the Simpler family. We believe Rosemary passed away in 1984. Any information no matter how small would be really appreciated. Please contact Delyse or Pamela. (docker10@astro.com.au)

Eileen Mary Cox

I am looking for Eileen Mary (maiden name) Cox whom I believe married an G.I. Italian American during WWII and went over to Illinois. If this rings a bell with anyone, please get in touch with me. I am to believe that she went to the U.S. in 1946.

If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful, I do not know her married name, I have been looking for many years to no avail." Eileen Mary Marshall eileenmm54@hotmail.com


Dorothy Pearl Scott

of Sydney, Australia We are searching for Dorothy Pearl Scott, born in Sydney, Australia in 1922. She married Chester Arthur Chapin ( an American seaman from San Francisco ) in Sydney in 1945. Dorothy then left Sydney aboard the Mariposa arriving in America in July, 1946. Chester passed away in San Mateo, North Dakota, on 13.10.1967. She remarried to a Mr. Major, who was also a serviceman. Please contact Neville Scott ( nephew, son of Robert Scott ) at nsscott@bigpond.com with any information . Thank you.

Suzanna Gonsalez (married name unknown)

Cousin and friend, Liliane Kalifa is searching for her cousin, Suzanna. Miss Gonsalez was from Algeria and married a G.I. believed to be from Pennsylvia. They were married between 1942/1944. Liliane would like to find Suzanna or any relatives.

Rose Mary Wack (nee Collell)

or any surviving relatives.

Rose was born Rosita Mary Collell 1920 or 1922 in Western Australia. She married Kenneth A. Wack in Perth W.A 1942. Kenneth was an American sailor. They returned to America soon after, and we believe that a son was born (??Geoffry/Jeffery) who would be approx 60 yrs old now. There could possibly have been more children. Rose wrote to her mother commenting that she was feeling very depressed and homesick for her family in Australia...a sister, brother, 2 half sisters and 2 half brothers. We are led to believe she has since passed away as did Kenneth Wack (in San Diego, 1996). We are the nieces of Rose and would dearly like to make contact with any of her family as we feel sure they would be interested to learn more about their Australian Roots.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Delyse or Pam


Doreen (Anning) Rallis

born in Dorset in 1921, She married Christos in Leichester UK in Oct/Nov/Dec 1943. Julie A. Rallis was born Jul/Aug/Sept 1944 in Leichester UK. We have reason to believe that in 1946 they arrived via the Vulcania to stay in Lowell MA with the Rallis family. 1947 she left with the child assumed to return to UK. Remarrying in 1954 in Leichester to a Stanley Chamber having a son Michael, we believe her to have passed away in 2002. We are still unsure what ever happened to Julie my motherís half sister. Katherine Hassler at tanspokane@earthlink.net I found a Doreen and Julia A. Rallis arriving on the Vulcania on Feb. 17, 1946.
Hi This is my Fatherís sister . She had two children Michael and Julie. There is no contact details on the website but I would love to get in touch with this lost branch of the family. I do not know if Raymond Chambers, her second husband, is alive but I had a contact address for him. If you could pass this on I would be much obliged. Please email Lorraine Anning at anningl@aol.com

Millie Perry

I donít know Millieís maiden name, but her married name was Perry. Her husbandís name was Don and her daughterís name was Donna.

They lived with me and my family in Charlton , New York in the early 1950ís. Our last name is Chabot (Shepard) is the English version, so either last name should be listed.

I know that she lived in London because she always talked about the bombing in London and how scared she was, and was always frightened by loud noises as a result. Joyce Chabot


Sergeant Mike of the 28th Infantry Div. Stationed in the UK, where are you?

Trying to locate a WW2 GI Sergeant called Mike, he was in the 28th Infantry Div. Possibly from Texas. I know that this information is very limited but I have to try, as he has a son in the UK who is my best friend called Bill, it appears that Sergeant Mike, and my friends mother during 1944 had a relationship and this resulted in Bill being born. Bill is in his 60's and desperate to know who his real father is as he would like to let his grandchildren know of his family History. I have tried several sources but had no luck. There could not have been that many sergeants in the 28th Infantry Div. called Mike, is there any way that you can help me locate him. Mike would be very old now or possibly passed on But it would still be nice for Bill to know of his Roots. If you can help in any way it would be really appreciated Regards Ken Jenkins in the UK

Dorren Long Brandels

Where is English Dorren Long Brandels family? Searching for my partner's cousin ...
Frank William Long (Frankie) was born in 1942 and after the death of his father at Monte Cassino, Italy, his mother married a GI named Joe Brandels. They had a daughter Shirley A. and all three left for the United States on March 26th 1946 on the SS Washington from Southampton, England.

Doreen Emily Long and Joe Brandels were married in the late autumn of 1944 in Halstead, Essex and Shirley was born the following May. After they sailed for New York they lost all touch with the Long family in the UK.

If anyone knows what happened to the Brandels family after 2th March, 1946 we would be grateful if they could get in touch.

Many thanks, Ann M Wheeler

Janet (Layzell) Hockley

Janet (Layzell), Hockley, Essex, England. I would like to trace my long lost cousin, Janet nee Layzell of Hockley, Essex, England. Her father, Reginald (Reg) was my father's brother. Her mother was Eileen. I was young and as it happened sick when she got married to an American in what I would assume 1950 ish. Her mother I understand moved to Australia and re married. I would guess she is now approx 73 given my age. All our parents are now dead and the above represents all the remaining family know. I would love to make contact if it is possible. My father was Norman Edward Layzell and he lived in Surbiton / Kingston upon Thames, England.
Any information please contact Anthony @ awlayzell@comcast.net

Naples, Italy

This looks like a parade and they are in a car.
The War Bride's Tale If you know the name of either lady in this picture, please contact me at goffi@bellsouth.net. The man in the picture is my Uncle Lester Kennedy, from Augusta, GA. USA. The picture was taken in Naples, Italy about 1944 or 45. He was with the 515th Air Service. Anything about the ladies in the picture, or if you knew him, please, get in touch with me. Thank you, Yvonne Goff

Olive (Lee) Yawaorski

I am searching for my mother's cousin Olive (Lee) Yawaorski of Leeds, England. If you know of her or have any information please get in touch with Lorraine, Thank you.

Joan Greenfield/Spours or Wade

Seeking information about my half sister!
Mary Richardson needs help learning more about her half sister Joan Greenfield/Spours or Wade, she not sure which maiden name is correct. Joan married a Charles A. Genrich, who was in the US Air Force and stationed in England. They might have been married in Leeds, England. Joan died 30 years ago and I am looking for information about her earlier background. If you knew Joan, please contact me.

Beatrice Huckle Wood

I am looking for people who were friends of my Mum and Dad during the war. My Dad's name was Chester Wood from Kentucky and my mother was Beatrice Huckle Wood, originally from Manchester. They met in Blackpool and were married there in 1942. They lived in Bury St. Edmunds where my dad was stationed in the US Army Air Corps. My oldest brother and sister were born in England. Both my parents have died, but I would love to know more about their early years together. She arrived in America on one of the early liners over, I believe on St. Patrick's day.
Sincerely, Dina Wood, Colorado

Earl Fraley

Philip Sherwood, a Post reporter enclosed letter from man in S. Africa.
Seeking his father!
Father: Earl Fraley based in UK 1944/45 in West Midlands. This man Andy Hillman was put up for adoption he has his birth mothers family but needs proof of his father.
His story is on this site. or email: andyh@bcp.co.za or Snail mail to:
19 Mauch Rd, Hilton 3245, South Africa

Jacqueline Martin

Looking for a French war bride, named Jacqueline Martin. She was from Paris and was living in Salt Lake City in 1950. Her husband may have been going into medicine at the time and may have studied in Bordeaux for a time. Can anyone help trace Jacqueline for her friend Jeanne Pfanmuller in Canada? Thanks., Bev Tosh

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Jean Elizabeth (Foulds) Roszelle

I'm searching for my counsin, Jean Elizabeth FOULDS of Cowley, Oxford, England who married Richard Delaney ROSZELLE of Searne Camp, Launcester, Cornwall, England, who was No.34037035, a Cpl. Tech. in the U.S. Army. Sadly, her husband, Richard, was killed in an industrial accident only a few years after they returned to the States.
They had a son in England, Martin ROSZELLE, but he has since died. They also had another son, Richard, at Bridgeport, who is believed to be still living.
Because Jean was a very young widow, she likely married again, so could have another last name. I am anxious to find her, or her children, not only to be in contact with them, but to pass on family items from when Jean was a young lady. I now live in Canada, so could easily visit them.
Contacted: Jessie

Cecily Holmes (nee Hutton)

I am writing on behalf of a friend from Gloucestershire, who is trying to trace her husband John's maternal aunt, Cecily Hutton, who married an American soldier - Lyle Holmes and went to live with him after WWII in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and apparently afterwards in Chicago, Illinois. Cecily was born in Surrey in the early 1920's, and lost touch with her sister after moving to the U.S. Her nephew John Ridley would very much like to get in touch with her if at all possible. Unfortunately the surname Holmes is very common and without other precise information, it is not possible to find out where exactly they are (if indeed, they are still alive).
Please email Maris Rabolini of The Hague, Netherlands

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Eve Stockwell (nee Foster)

Seeking family of Eve Stockwell (Foster), originally form Sewards End near Saffron Walden Essex UK, married G.I. James Stockwell on 23 August 1944. Eve moved to Illinois where they had twin sons David & James. Eve did come back to England on a couple of occasions to visit with her family including my mother (Eveís cousin) and me. Eve unfortunately died some years ago but, I would very much like to get in touch with her sonsís and their family. Attached is a picture of their wedding and the twins in 1957. Please email Clare Farrow
Pictures: Eve and James Stockwell's wedding, James and David Stockwell

Irene Nora Mitchell (nee Cross)

My Aunt Irene Nora Mitchell nee Cross married Private George Mitchell on 14 February 1945 in Leicester, England and went to the United States on the Bridgeport.

We lost touch with Irene and George and whilst they will probably not be with us now we would like to trace their children. Can you help? We understand they went to South Wisconsin were George came from.
Many thanks.

Michael Cross
15 Conisboro Avenue
Caversham
Reading RG4 7JB
England

Thelma Betty White (nee Batey)

I am searching for a lost cousin THELMA BETTY WHITE (nee BATEY). Betty was born in 1926 in Wangaratta, Australia and married an American defence man W WHITE before she joined the Australia Air Force in May 1945. We have no other information except she and her husband settled in America soon after the war. Betty has nieces and nephews in New Zealand and cousins in Australia. Any information would be sincerely appreciated.
John Webster of Perth Australia

Freda Gibson

I am searching for my aunty who married an American soldier. Her maiden name was FREDA GIBSON and her date of birth is 170.01939. She was born in Manchester, England and her father was George Gibson. I have looked in UK marriages without success. I would be grateful of any advise on where to begin a U.S. search. Thank you Janet Cassidy

Searching for Jean Skillman

I am looking for Jean Skillman who married a Lt. or Capt. John Skillman in about 1947 - they lived in Troy, NY in his hometown for years.
Take Care, Beth Guyver Eaguyver@btinternet.com

Peggy Morrinson

Seeking help to find a Peggy Morrinson. She married between April-May 1945 to an American GI named Dave Udell. My mum, Jean Booth has never forgotton her friend and would like to get in touch. Jean and Peggy were great friends. They are both from Belfast, Jonesboro St off Castlereagh Rd. Peggy sailed to Iowa or Ohio. Sadly we heard that Dave has passed away. We know they had 2 daughters can anyone help us trace her.
Minnie

Anna MacCleavy

of the Women's Timber Corps
I am trying to locate a USA warbride named Anna MacCleavy who also served in the Womens'Timber Corps during WW11. I'm also attaching my website in the hope that some of the ex lumberjills of Scotland will see it who are also warbrides. I am also attaching my Warbrides Story, I landed in Halifax enroute to Newfoundland but left there for British Columbia where I now reside. http://www.womenstimbercorps.com
R. Elder

Sidney Wootton

My name is Annmarie and I am trying to trace my grandfather. His name is Sidney Wootton. My nana, Jean Percival did not marry him so I'm not sure if you can help. Recently my dad became interested in his biological father and sent away for his birth certificate, on it was the name Sidney Wootton.

My nana has never really given much info on him except he was an American soldier and she called him Kim. He lived with Jean in Birchill cottages in Hassop, Bakewell in 1945. He would have been based somewhere in the midlands in Deryshire, England. I would appeciate any help you can give.

Annmarie

FOUND!

Evelyn Waterson Manning is missing.

Evelyn was from New Zealand. She married Douglas Manning a Boatswain in the US Navy. They lived in Texas for a short time. Later was transferred to Virginia. If anyone knows of my cousin or her descendants, would they please let me know. View picture

Joyce Southam

Mo SOUTHAM of Christchurch, New Zealand is trying to trace a cousin who married an American serviceman in England during the period 1945-1946. Her maiden name was Joyce SOUTHAM, I have not found record of her birth; her parents were Ernest and Cicely SOUTHAM of Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England; she was said to have gone to Ohio, USA. I guesstimate her age now as being about 80 years

Annie Crowe

Can you identify these Australia War Brides?

Marjorie Doreen Krochel

Serena Ramsey is trying to locate her sister (Marjorie Doreen Krochel) who married an American in the USAF in the early 40's.
Doreen left Adelaide in the 1946 after she married a US soldier called Chuck Haynes. She had a son John from this marriage. They divorced and she remarried a George Wargo who was also in the USAF (he also served in Vietnam). They had two sons, David and Jamie. In July 1973 she was living in Gulfport Miss. That is the last Serena ever heard from her sister. Serena did get a letter from George Wargo saying they had divorced however. She is 76 years of age in July. Her 4 sisters, Serena, Ileana, Lora and Corris in Australia have been hoping to hear from her for the past 30 years and desparate to find her.
If you could post that on your site, I sure would appreciate it. I feel so bad for this lady.
Thanks, Danielle

Seeking a Carole Anne Turner

I would like to find an old friend of my Mother's who was a war bride - l946 approx. She married a G.I. called Paul Turner & they had a daughter called Carole-Anne. Last contact was from Virginia.
Name was Ivy Phillips.She lived in Deptford, Kent,England.Her parents were Ivy & Fred Phillips.He worked for a Newspaper & in his spare time was a Bandleader. Young Ivy worked with my Mother in London -Conduit Street,@ a large Turf Accounting Firm - Joe Lee's. They worked in the offices.
Jean Wiskar( nee Jiggins).

Susanne Taylor where are you?

I am looking for the bride of Henry Taylor. Her name is Susanne.
All the info I have is:
* Henry was a US soldier in WW2
* He's from California
* Have 3 daughters named Gloria, Natalie and don't know the name
of the third
* At some point during the war he was in the city of Sulmona, Italy
* In Sulmona that's where my grandparents Domenico and Anna helped Henry escape from the Germans
* Henry named his daughter Natalie after my aunt Natalina, who is now in Australia.

Any leads will be appreciated. Dominic Baccante

Son looking for lost mother, Pat Davies. Please view her picture and his story.


Gale Robinson or Robertson

Lost Father... His name is Gale (Gayle) (Not sure of the spelling.) Robinson or Robertson, or something close to those, beginning ROBxxxx. If you were in Edinburgh, Scotland around 1944, maybe you can help me find my birth father. Please read my open letter.

Former Mrs. ? Martin

I am trying to find information about my Mother who was a World War II War Bride. She lived in Bristol, England. Married my Father, a G I - Erwin L. Martin on August 16, 1945 in Bristol, England. My Mother left Southhampton in March, 1946 and arrived at New York Port on March 17, 1946.
Thank you, P. A. Martin

Peggy [Cooper] Swinheart

Wonder if anyone on the list remembers a GI bride, Peggy (Cooper) SWINHEART. Peggy married Frank SWINHEART, a US army sargeant, in England in 1945 and went to California in 1946.

Peggy was in the WRNS, stationed in Chatham and Chelsea during the second world war. She was a telephonist. Her family came from Cardiff.

My mother, Jean Barden, was a coder in the WRNS at Chatham when she met Peggy. Peggy stayed with my mother and grandmother in Southampton the night before she left for America. My mother never heard from her again and would love to know what happened to her.

Thanks Penny Denby Keston, Kent, England

Dot Meredith Thomas

I am trying to track down my aunt Dot (Doreen) who was originally Doreen Meredith. She went from Middlesbrough, England in about 1947 ( my mother told me that I was just a baby - born July 1947) to New York to be reunited with her wartime sweetheart, Lennie Thomas. She had met Lennie when he was in England with the U.S. Army. Dot (Doreen) was a very good dancer/acrobat and was a professional entertainer during some or all of the war. I believe that she lived in Brooklyn and had 5 children. Lennie died at a relatively young age and contact between my mother and her sister ultimately was lost. If anyone can help me I would be very grateful. David Kerr

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