Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge

This information relates to the family that originated from Sydenham-Lewisham, the descendants of John & Mary Uridge née Harcourt, who emigrated to New Zealand.

Linda Dear has contacted me from New Zealand. She is researching the descendants of Walter James & Caroline Sarah Dear née Uridge. Their son Walter Ernest Dear was Linda's grandfather.

Linda has confirmed that Walter Ernest was born on 24 October 1893, and died 27 September 1966. Linda has a copy of his military service - he was in France and Gallipoli during the first World War.

Linda wrote:

In talking with my Aunt, my dad's oldest sister, she remembered her dad (Walter Ernest DEAR) as having only 2 brothers and 2 sisters - Thomas & Harold and Ida & Dorothy. She remembered a cousin, Les (perhaps that was the brother Lewis shown on your family tree!, maybe not?!) and she didn't know the names Doris or Millie which was interesting! but apparently Walter Ernest also had a younger sister which you haven't got on your list - Dorothy, married name Hughes, who died some time in the late 1980's I think, but I need to verify the dates of her birth and death. I met her at the funeral of my dad's sister, Gwytha, which was in 1980.

This information has been included in the database, and will be available on the website in the next update. Many thanks to Linda for providing this information.