Friendships are forged during times of hardship and service but often comrades lose contact when they return to their civilian lives. Lost Trails is a messageboard service to help you locate your former mates, companions etc.

Posted: 1 October 2015

Stella Austin (daughter) is looking for Information on William Bartholomew (deceased)

Last seen: South Shields Tyne Wear

My dad was on the light ships : H M S MOUNSEY H M S CAIRO H M S BEVERLEY the Russian Convoy, he wore his White Berry with pride. He used to go by the name of Billy Barty, his first wife Stella my mother, his second wife Joan they both worked for the POST OFFICE at Jesmond then moved to Harton Village South Shields and retired there. I would like any information of his past life on these ships, what he did and the friends he made and worked with. I was only a youngster when he was away from home and when he remarried we drifted apart until they both retired. Billy was a member at the Seamans Mission Customs House South Shields Tyne Wear and they held his funeral service there. Please help me and my elder sister Elizabeth. Thankyou!

Stella Austin   (daughter)

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