Arthur an able seaman on the HMS Vern was married to Bessie and lived in Southsea, Portsmouth, England. They had 2 children; Frank Arthur b 1936 and Jean (now Jean Gudgeon). Frank was married twice to Jillian and Louisa before he married my mother Anne. He had at least 3 children from either one or both of his previous marriages.
He emigrated to NZ sometime in the early 1960's and died in 1976.
Anyone who can assist in tracing further back would be most appreciated.