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Denys Earnshaw [e.]

Denys Earnshaw was the eighth and last child of Frederick Earnshaw & Mary Emily Stainsby born April 13th, 1929 at 25 Leechmere Rd, Grangetown & christened May 6th, 1929 at St Aidan’s, Grangetown.

Young Denys & Mum Mary Emily

He left school at 14 to become an apprentice fitter, and was called up for national service when he was 18 years old. He continued to live at home at Leechmere Rd after his parents deaths in the 1950s, sharing the house with sister Joan.

Denys married Ethel Lamb (nee Sadler) in July-September 1964 at Sunderland.

Denys & Ethel had 2 children, Sandra & Denys, both born in Sunderland,  before the family emigrated to South Africa.

After a few years Ethel became homesick & returned to England with the 2 children.  Denys remained in South Africa & the family lost touch.  Many years later daughter Sandra tried to discover Denys’ whereabouts & eventually discovered with the help of the Salvation Army that he had died in South Africa in 1993 of a brain haemorrhage.

The children of Ethel Lamb (nee Sadler) & Denys Earnshaw were:  Sandra E Earnshaw  Denys F Earnshaw



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