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We were split up as young children and placed into homes. She was buried by Portsmouth City Council which would seem she did not have any other relatives to take care of her funeral (she was living in Sandringham Road, Fratton at the time of her death).
She appeared to be using the surname Clare and Bennett does not appear on her death certificate as her maiden name. She had also been living in the Nottingham area around 1983.
We do not know how long she was resident in Portsmouth either. We also know where she is buried (through th city council who were very helpful) but have now drawn a blank as to how to gain more info.
HAMILTON: I will be greatly obliged if you will permit me to use your columns to help me to search for a relative whom I last saw in 1975 and who I have been informed is living in the Portsmouth area under the name Andrew Hamilton.
If Andrew or anyone who knows him reads this, I would ask that they telephone me.
SMITH: I am trying to trace my aunt Lillian Mary (who i have never met)
She was born in Gosport in 1938, she married Matthew F Smalley in 1957 at Gosport, in 1959 their daughter Karen was born in Gosport, Karen married Edmond R Hadnett in 1980 and in 1985 their daughter Sara Jane was born also in Gosport. My aunt Lillian Mary Smalley nee Smith remarried 1980 to David G Harman.
HOLT: I’m trying to get in touch with Gordon Holt; he was a good friend of my son who I lost recently. Gordon used to live near my house some time ago but moved to somewhere in West Leigh. I should like to see him as he knew what happened to my son. If Gordon or anyone that knows him reads this, please to get in touch.
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