I would like to update the data amassed by the late Dr.Stephen R. Gaffin, with my assistance, on the UK branch of the Gaffin/ Gaffinovich family. 1. Louis /Aryeh Leyb Gaffinovich came to England, in the late 1870's, with a second wife[Rose/Rosie] and four sons from his first marriage in Russia [now Lithuania]; It is thought that his first wife , Etta/Etke, died around 1873-4 soon after the birth of the fourth surviving son, Joseph. 2. Joseph [Joe] appears to have had differences with his family, since on the 1901 UK census he is listed as living in West Bromwich, although still following the family profession of Cabinet Maker. He married in 1903, in a civil ceremony. However, when he left England for Australia just after WW1, and returned [on the death of his Father in 1925], he was listed as a single steamship passenger. He re-married in Australia in 1928, again in a cvil ceremony, and lived until 1952; his 2nd wife survived him until 1965. No trace has been found of his first wife,nor were there traceable children from either marriage. 3. The 'other' Samuel[Simcha] Gaffin, NOT my paternal GF, was a business man who came to the UK from Russia, by way of South Africa. He married Isabelle Seligman, in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony in September 1914 and had at least three sons ~ one of whom was Merton Gaffin, a war casualty it seemed. With detective work, at the War Graves Commission, I discovered that Merton had died, while working on the infamous Japanese Burma Railway, but that his grave was marked with a Christian headstone, in an obscure Burmese War Cemetery. Working together with the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen in London, we were able to satisfy the War Graves Commission of Merton's Jewish origins and, in November 2008, a stone bearing the Star of David was erected on his grave. To learn more of the Gaffinovich [Gafanovich] & Gaffin history, please contact me.