I am trying to trace my family tree prior to my paternal grandfather, Herbert John George Thomas Girling. He was born on 6th February 1908, registered at Aldershot, and his father was called Thomas Girling. My grandfather was also commonly known by his nickname, Jackie. That is all I have ! The original birth certificate was lost in the blitz. We know he left home at around 15 to go to sea and never saw his father again. We know he had a very interesting war career as a telegraphist in the Fleet Air Arm. If you can help, I would be delighted to hear from you.