Searching For My Father John Kirkbright's Family
My name is Christopher John Kirkbright. I was born in Werris Creek NSW Australia on the 9th February 1953. My mother's maiden name was Ethel Mary Riley. She was married to my father whose name was John Kirkbright (also known as Jack Kirkbright) in Australia some time about 1947 or 48. John Kirkbright was a seaman in the British Merchant Navy during WWII. He served on an oil tanker that was sunk by a Japanese (I believe) submarine during the war. He was one of a handful of survivors of that attack. When rescued he was brought to Australia where he remained at least until the time we lost contact with him. I have a brother named Brian Leonard Neville Kirkbright born in 1955. We lost contact with my father in about 1957 when I was 4 years old. I have never had any contact with my father or any of the members of his family. I would dearly love to have contact with any of his family and to find out if my father is still alive (though he would have to be very old indeed!) or where he might be buried. My intuition tells me he may have had other children after my brother and I, maybe even here in Australia. I am keen to make contact with any brother/s or sister/s that I may have. If anyone has any knowledge that they can share with me please contact me through the email address provided. I will be eternally grateful for any assistance you can give me in my quest to find any of my father's family.