Thursday, November 14, 2013

Looking for Pringle Family

Yarra Plenty Regional Library has received an inquiry from a researcher in England trying to locate family of a World War 2 Pilot. Pilot Officer Lawrence James Pringle was a rear gunner who served with 76 Squadron, in Yorkshire, England. He was killed on operations to Kassel 22 October 1943.
His parents were Leslie and Zoe Pringle who lived at 67 Yarra St, Heidelberg, Victoria.
A search of the Australian electoral rolls on Ancestry has Zoe and Leslie and Suzette Pringle a teacher, together at the same address in 1949.  Zoe is listed as a nurse. Perhaps Suzette is a sister to Lawrence. 
In 1968, Zoe is in nearby 4 Latham Street, Ivanhoe.
The researcher is not related to the family, but has an interest with 76 Squadron during WW2 and has a group photo that might show P/O Pringle.
He is commemorated at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Contact can be made via the Family History Librarian

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