ATKINSON/Hartlepool and Canada
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?
passenger list includes an entry for Meredith Atkinson