Thanks for your reply, I have hopefully remidied the problem, I forgot to put .uk on the end of the email address, hopefully it will work now! The family are pretty sure that she would have died, just due to the fact that had she survived she would have written, even though they weren't very good at responding. Her last contact was as a bank receipt i think, so if she had survived she would have kept using her bank.
Did you find out all this infomation for the book you co-wrote? Also does the book cover that period of the Japanese invasion?