ATKIN­SON/Hartle­pool and Canada

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Mered­ith Atkin­son was born in Hartle­pool, County Durham, in 1912. Af­ter a child­hood in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, he re­turned to Lon­don in 1926. His father was Pro­fes­sor Mered­ith Atkin­son who died in 1929 just af­ter Mered­ith, aged 17, boarded Cal­garic of the White Star Line and sailed to Que­bec, Canada. Mered­ith’s em­ployer was Thomas Hall of North Bay, On­tario, Canada. He vis­ited Hartle­pool in Cana­dian Army uni­form dur­ing the Se­cond World War, which was thought odd for an Aus­tralian. He seems to have sur­vived the war but I’ve found no trace of him any­where af­ter 1929. Ken Atkin­son, by email age’. Fam­ily in­for­ma­tion says her father was an of­fi­cer. They might have lived in Dublin for a time. Was James on army ser­vice there? Mar­garet, who had a sis­ter Jane, and Sa­muel had four daugh­ters – Jane born 1912; Mar­garet, 1913; El­iz­a­beth, 1913; and Eleanor, 1918. Sa­muel died while es­cap­ing from Ger­many in 1918. Mar­garet died in Jan­uary 1919 and the chil­dren came to Eng­land with their father’s mother. I can find no birth cer­tifi­cate for my grand­mother and no census show­ing her with ei­ther of her par­ents. Can any­one help me with this prob­lem?

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