Hi, my name is George Smalldridge.
I am 13-years-old and I go to St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School in Bristol, England ('www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk').
I am currently working on a History assignment set by my school, which is called 'My Own Family History'. I have done lots of research already and have talked to my older relatives.
I have discovered my great-grandfather was from St. John's, Newfoundland, and his name was Eunice Newport.
My grandmother, whose name is Eunice after her father, was always told her father was in the Canadian Navy and returned there after the Second World War. But her mother stayed in England as she didn't want to move to Canada.
Eunice has tried many times over the years to trace her father, even through the Salvation Army, with no luck. I have done some searching on the internet and was really excited to find there was a Eunice Newport in Garnish, who died in 1956.
I wonder if this could be my great-grandfather?
I would love to get in touch with his descendants to see if he was in England in the 1940s, and to see if he has any living children in Canada, who would be my grandmother's brothers or sisters.
I found a shipping record that shows a Eunice Newport was on a ship from Canada that docked at Liverpool, England in 1940. My grandmother was born in 1943.
I would be very grateful if you could put a notice or letter in your newspaper asking if anyone is a relative of Eunice Newport, and asking them to get in touch with me.
It would be really fantastic to trace relatives so far away.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this, and I hope you can help.