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Old 22nd March 2019, 02:08
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I live in Melbourne and along with nearly 5 million other people and a lot of Smiths. In fact my best friend's maiden name is Smith as is one of my neighbours, not to rain on your parade but very difficult to find a Smith
Thanks for your thoughts. I know it is a needle in a haystack, maybe 6 degrees of separation may come into play who knows.

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Old 21st April 2019, 08:17
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I live in Melbourne and along with nearly 5 million other people and a lot of Smiths. In fact my best friend's maiden name is Smith as is one of my neighbours, not to rain on your parade but very difficult to find a Smith

Thanks. I've written twice to the address in UK I was given. It was pretty close to be worth the try. I will wait to see what happens. Could be lots of reasons for the lack of response, hope my 2nd letter gets some sort of reply. Thanks to everyone for all the ideas and help.
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Old 4th May 2019, 04:42
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Response to my 2nd letter, not the right Roger Smith. Close in age and place of origin. Seems there were a lot of Roger Smiths born in that area just after the war, returning soldiers I guess.
Supern, maybe ask around your friends and relatives as I still think he might be somewhere in Melbourne or Victoria. That is if he is not pushing up daisies somewhere.
Thanks for any clues anyone can think of I've pretty much run out of leads.
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Old 9th September 2019, 06:09
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Update. Having accessed the electoral roll in Victoria via our local electoral office I either rang (where phone numbers were available) or "letter bombed" the list I had.
Last week I had a call from the person I have been looking for. Seems strange now that I have succeeded as I was mostly getting people ringing me to say they were not the one.
"A blast from the past" is what he said, still not sure if he is ok with this or not. Anyway we hope to catch up soon.
Thanks for all the help from the members.
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Seems 50 yrs is too long ago. While he seemed keen to meet up his wife was dead set against it. At first she said ok but as time went on she had a distinct change in attitude.....said she knew about me whatever that means. At best I was only a glorified pen pal unless he's told her stuff I don't know about. Anyway I know he is alive and where he lives so the academic exercise was successful.
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