In between April and today, two and a half years have elapsed, it is a search that I have come back to many times, a search that has till today always ended in failure.
However, following my last revisit on the 30th October 2011, and with the information you have provided I started again.
This morning I spoke to Wendy, Kathleen and Kenneth's daughter. It was in a way a stilted conversation, I was to put it mildly 'shell shocked'. When a search has gone on as long as this one, involved so much, it is not easy to put it into simple words when you talk to a next of kin, explaining that out of desperation you spent one Saturday walking High St, Glen Waverley looking for a house that had a sign on it saying 'ROSS'. Then to be told by Wendy that it had been demolished 10 years ago, and a block of flats erected in its place. That the Fifi you had been looking for was in fact Fyffe, her brother's middle name, and that it came from a doctor FYFFE.
So next week Glyn will post of to Wendy, John's medals, which Wendy who holds her father's medals admitted she had always wondered about her grand father's medals.
So next week a search began so long ago will conclude and Wendy the Daughter of a First World War Veteran, great niece of two other WW1 veterans, one of whom Charles Merton, Ex3178, 59th Battalion, was Killed in Action, 19 June 1916, at Fromelles, will at least have one of her questions answered.