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Scotland citizen visits SCR in search of his Great Grandfather’s workplace

Hyderabad, Feb 16 (INN): Nicholas Graves, a native of Scotland, United Kingdom in search of his ancestral root visited South Central Railway on Monday.

He met SCR General Manager P.K. Srivastava and requested to provide details of his ancestral root and wanted to visit the same.

Way back in the year 1932, Nicholas Graves’ great grandfather named James Theadore worked as a ‘Loco Fitter’ in Nizam State Railways, Lallaguda, Secunderabad. Theadore was born in India on 15th December, 1897. Nicholas brought with him a ‘Pension Book’ of Theadore and presented to General Manager.

Nicholas grandmother Phyllis Margaret Champion is the daughter of Theadore. She was born on 19th September, 1920 in Secunderabad. She got married to Percy James Champion working in British army in India on 29th August, 1938 at St. Josephs Church in Lucknow. However, just before the start of World War II Mr. Percy James Champion and Mrs. Phyllis Margaret Champion migrated to England in 1939.

Srivastava appreciated the efforts of Nicholas Graves and expressed all his cooperation to trace out the roots of his great grandfather. Nicholas Graves was in the city to attend the Indian Railway Fan Club Association convention organized here. Ravi and Vijaya Raghavan, the members of the Association assisted Nicholas in visiting SCR.


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