A friend, his wife & famiy have tried to trace his line over the years, not using the internet, maybe this method will have some results? His mother was adopted,(from a London institution, which lost its records in W.W.2 bombing). Evi Ashman was her birth name, adopted into a Thomas family, lived, married & had her family in Wales. If anyone has heard this name, or of a missing person in their genealogy search, please contact me. I do not want to raise hopes unnecessarily, if there are any leads, i would ask them for more details. Thank you, warm wishes, Linda.