Who knew Bill?

I am writing to you with the remote hope you may be able to assist me in contacting a family member or friend of the late Bill Dignan

Dear editor:

I am writing to you with the remote hope you may be able to assist me in contacting a family member or friend of the late Bill Dignan who formerly lived in Port Hardy many years ago.

Bill served in Korea and that is where he met my father who was serving in the New Zealand Army.

Bill came to New Zealand and stayed with my family when I was quite young and I have never forgotten him as he was such a lovely man.

Yesterday I rediscovered a recipe book he sent to my mother in 1965 from the Port Hardy area and which contains many recipes from local ladies,  including (Bill’s) sister, Mrs. Anne Thornley.

He has written a short letter in the back of this book which was a lovely surprise. Sadly Bill died after an accident and was unable to make a planned return trip to NZ and my dad has since passed away.

I would be very interested to correspond with anyone who knew him, if anyone is interested, and if not I would just like people who did know him to be aware that he is still remembered — even if I am on the other side of the world!

Thank you very much.

Bronwyn Scott (nee Milford)

Balclutha, New Zealand