Thank you so much for all this infomation. you have no idea how this has made me feel. Just reading this has brought tears to my eyes. and yes my dad did come over to south africa on a ship and they did live in Durban which is a coastal town.there is a big harbour there. I only new my dads aunt at Beryl. She never had kids but got married to a Jewish man who had children from another lady. My dads email adress is email@example.com
. My aunt email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. She is married to my Uncle Neil. I know it sounds silly wanting to know all about my fathers past but it nice to now where he came from,what kind of a life he had where he grew up. I know he lived in sussex for a while.You may email my dad Micheal David Spaull on the above adress and let him know of what information you have regarding his family and the past and he can confirm it.thank you for your information. do you know if my father mother which is Edith Mary had any sister or brothers. because if she did then my dad would have had cousins. Apparently she was a Shelton-Palmer. where they upper class people because the surname sounds like they where people with lots of money. My dad has just turned 75 and he has been married for 51 years. this is a life time to spend with one person and i take my hat of for him for doing that. I thought before he dies i would like to learn more about my family history. my dad did not mary a London Lady he married a lady from South africa. Her name is Vera Mildred Spaull. She had 3 kids Grant Robert, Michele Dale and me the baby Vanessa Mary. I will ask my dad if he knew where his dad was buried because the stories i heard was that he died in a concentration camp. he was captures by the japanies people. But you know he was young and you dont know what stories his mother might have told him. thank you for all the feed back. it helps a little bit. have a lovely day or night depending when this email gets read. thank you.