The above was my father who died in 1945 in New Zealand .
He was born on the 5 January 1884 in the district of Finsbury in county of Middlesex.
I understand he went to sea with the Castle line probably about 1900. Family story is that he was on the South Africa run and was shipwrecked on Las Palmas in the Canary islands for about two weeks.
He must have come to New Zealand about abut 1920 s .where he later married my mother and lived here for the rest of his life.
Any info you might find out would be most appreciated I am in my late seventies so time is not on my side.
I wish you all the success in your undertaking and trust you are successful.