Nona was born as Florence Keele Bernhard on 23 May 1901. She did not use this exact date on later documents. She grew up around Marybelone and Finchley in London, England. The family moved to Stone Ness, Ashurst, Kent in about 1916. In 1916 the entire family was granted the right to change the family name to Morris, and bear the family coat of arms, by King George V. <Read more ...>
Gordon Castle was my great uncle. He was an internee at Stanley Civilian Prison Camp during the Second World War, then emigrated to Vancouver, Canada. For part of his working career, he was a purser on the Empress ships. Then he moved into a government position, possibly in finance.
I am writing a creative non-fiction book about him and my great-aunt Sally Castle (née Staley), focusing upon their experiences at Stanley.