Bill with his Wolsey

May 20, 2022

In this Blog, among other things, I shall be filling in more details of the lives of both Bill and his crews and the amazing strokes of luck I had during my search for information.

Occasional traces of Bill’s earlier life have come to light.  I have often wondered how he and my father first met.  They were not at school together.   A series of holiday photos taken in 1929 show Bill and my father enjoying a carefree holiday on the SS Orontes somewhere in the Mediterranean.  Perhaps it was on this voyage that they met?   Bill liked cars and in the late 20's he had a Riley.   By the early 30's he was driving a Wolsey on a holiday to Ireland.