Wendy, you are a tireless worker on this site. Many thanks for your kind reply! I am searching for records for the young girl, Gertrude, in particular. She resided at St Mary's Home and attended the Raffles Girls School in the first decade of the 1900s. Her surname was changed to "Ballard". When married in KL in 1917, she was given away by the headmaster of Raffles School. Does anyone know if the early records of St. Mary's home or the Raffles School still exist? I have trawled the archives and national library site without success yet.