Donald Thomas JOHNSTON of Birkenhead England and Condobolin NSW
This one is for an 80 year old friend who is trying to find information on her father.
Donald Thomas was born 1907 in Birkenhead, England, son of Ernest JOHNSTON and Mary Isabel CHALMERS. He came to Australia in 1923 with his brother Ernest. In 1929 in Condobolin, NSW, he married Ethel Margaret GOODSELL. Their son Allan was born in 1930, and daughter Pamela in 1932. A few months later Donald disappeared from the family.
I have been helping Pam over the past few months in trying to find out what happened to her father, of whom she has no memories. We have found that he was living in England again by 1972. His address was Leigh House, Leek, Staffordshire. Pam would like to find out more about what he was doing in the 40 years between these two dates, and whether he had another family in that time.
Update: Donald's death has been found - 7 April 1983 at the Doctors' Hospital, Manila, the Philippines. The informant was his fiancee, Aurora MACABENTA.
There was also a second marriage on 27 May 1958, at the Registry Office, Crewe, Cheshire, to Alison Louise HARWOOD (nee GUNN). Did this couple have any children? Alison was 35 at that time.
If anyone reading this has a connection to this family, please get in touch!