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BHC James Phillips by granddaughter Loretta Worden

James Phillips was my British Home Child grandfather who came to Canada in May of 1913 on the SS Mongolian with his sister Florence May 1901 - 1995 and his brother Henry James, 1898- unknown . James was born in # 11 Dolday, Worcester, Worchestershire, England on 21 March, 1904, to Harriett Hughes and James Phillips . Dolday was a very poor area in that city at that time. James's f...
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BHC Walter Dance by granddaughter-in-law Marlene Dance

We never knew anything about my husband’s grandfather Walter Dance, and the only answer to any question was “he was an English Orphan who abandoned the family years ago”. No one in the family ever talked about him it was like he had never existed. In 1999 when my husband’s father died, we thought that any opportunity to know something had probably died with him. But later on, going through old ...
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