Re: LANDLESS, William Henry
I've just come across your query re William Henry. Although some time has elapsed since your original posting, I trust you are still interested in following up on his history.
William Henry is a name common to my own ancestry somegenerations ago - so I 've done a bit of "side-ways" research to see if I could find a link to your relation. Here are the bones of my review.
1. William Henry LANDLESS. b.1928. Emigrated to Oz in 1950. Departed Southampton 16th June aboard ss MORTON BAY, bound for Melbourne. Occupation given on Sailing List - Farm Hand.
2. Parents were Geofrey LANDLESS, wife Mabel [Maisie] KEELIE.
He was born in Eccles, Lancs in 1898 and married in Prestwich, Lancs in 1921.
3. Geofrey served in 1st World War as a trooper in Dragoons; then as 2nd lieutenant in Royal Field Artillery and Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.
4. Geofrey's parents were. William Henry LANDLESS[wife Ann]. William was born in 1870 and married in 1896 in Barton Upon Irwell, Lancs.
5. William Henry had 7 siblings. The youngest, Beatrice Mary LANDLESS is my maternal grandmother!!
Please e-mail if this looks interesting - i cango back several generations - including a John McGregor LANDLESS too.
Best Wishes, Alan