We are from Australia, we live in Geelong, Victoria.We too are trying to locate Raymond. We only became aware of him last year when searching birth records. Do you know if anyone has his birth certificate as this is the starting point. He was born April-June 1948. Vol.9c and Page 1568 at Nuneaton, Warwickshire. His mother was: Lambourne. The adopted parents may well have changed his name from Raymond.
Did your Nan ever mention if Raymond was adopted at birth or sometime later? Also, did she ever mention any possible surnames of people with whom he maybe adopted by and also the County.
Do you have any contact with Hazel? She maybe able to recall some of these details as she was 8 years old when Raymond was born. If you have any of these details, please let us know and we will try to help..
You maybe interested to know that we found a niece of Sydney Cooknell and cousin to Hazel and Raymond who was also adopted at birth. She too was born in Nuneaton as well and continued to live in Nuneaton after being adopted. She was born in 1931 and still alive. We now write to each other. She was thrilled to find she had siblings still alive and living close by.
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xx Dawn Cooknell & Brian Smith