Unsolved Rubaiyat - Suspicious deaths, codes & spies

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Careful you don't disappear down the rabbit hole. It's 70 years and these people didn't want things found out, so teasing out the details may not be possible.
It would appear that Jessie Pile's birth record in Victoria's BDM website had been expunged, but they missed her marriage record under Ronald Vincent Harkness. Although her war service record has not yet been digitised, the description of it exists and clearly shows next of kin as her father Alan Pile and her date and place of birth being Colac. So this confirms the provenance of the letter enquiring about Horace Pile's medals being from a neice or nephew, by the surname of Harkness, as asserted by the Victorian RSL.

PILE JESSIE : Service Number - VF509202 : Date of birth - 13 Feb 1925 : Place of birth - COLAC VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin - PILE ALAN

I haven't found any link between Horace Pile's sister's marriage and our nurse Jessica as yet, so don't get too excited. But for the curious, this is how far I've got atm to find one. Use tree view, if available to you.


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I think that I've finally made some headway with nailing down Robert Victor Hemblys Scales ancestry

It would appear that his father lived in Wollongong. I wonder if his parents divorced? If his father shot through? Newspaper articles suggests that his mom was widowed. But his father appears to be live until 1983.

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doctored/stretched photo? No human has a neck that long!!
Most likely a squished photo to fit it into the publication that it came from. Although I cropped it for posting, it's still a raw copy. There s not enough detail though to make any comparisons to SM or RT for familiar likeness in regards to Oscar Seborer. It would've been nice to see if the suspected anomalies seen in the image of Stuart Seborer was evident in pictures of his siblings to determine if it's inherited though and whether we should peruse a genealogical link to SM. But so far there's no relatives that had gone missing in the 1940's.

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An observation. It's a bit weird how a few of these family trees I'd looked at land during the 19th century in a Barracks Town for the Duke of Wellington's Regiment called Halifax in the West Riding area of England. Probably an irrelevant coincidence but a fascinating fact nonetheless.

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Still looking for the cause of Somerton Man's enlarged spleen.
Another instance of chemical warfare experiments in Australia exposed.

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From Files of the Institute of National Remembrance and stamps of Solidarity

A person known as Stanislaw Kilianski (father's name is Francis) is number 625 on the list of SB Agents for the People's Republic of Poland.
Is this our Stanislaw Kilanski?
It appears to be.


We might have got our cold war spy who was to meet Kay Marshall. What other documents have been liberated from the former SB archives will we find? Why was he in Adelaide?


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Further information about Tibor Kaldor is coming to hand.
At this point all indications are that the Tibor Kaldor who fled to London in 1934 and was subsequently sent to Australia to be interred as an enemy alien was in fact an imposter, possibly an illegal (Nazi spy) who was using the real Tibor Kaldor's identity.
The real Kaldor family appears to have been deported from Austria.
Tibor deported to a concentration camp early on and his mother deported to Lodz Ghetto in Poland later on.
They appeared to of not survived the holocaust.
Working through it all now.
The Tibor Kaldor who died in Adelaide - real identity is now uncertain.


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Further information about Tibor Kaldor is coming to hand.
At this point all indications are that the Tibor Kaldor who fled to London in 1934 and was subsequently sent to Australia to be interred as an enemy alien was in fact an imposter, possibly an illegal (Nazi spy) who was using the real Tibor Kaldor's identity.
The real Kaldor family appears to have been deported from Austria.
Tibor deported to a concentration camp early on and his mother deported to Lodz Ghetto in Poland later on.
They appeared to of not survived the holocaust.
Working through it all now.
The Tibor Kaldor who died in Adelaide - real identity is now uncertain.


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That's a good piece of work there Pete. The Tibor we were working on apparently came to London via Switzerland, Italy, and France. But, that was the story that this particular Tibor related to the British authorities when he entered the UK. That story may or may not be correct. To my recollection, he had no documents though there is a mention somewhere in the files of a passport. He had advertised his services in Melbourne as being a qualified German language teacher with PhD from Vienna, which turned out to also be incorrect. There was a Tibor Kaldor at Uni but that was Gratz and not Biebba, Vienna sounds more impressive perhaps.
I can see why you would think he may have been a Nazi spy but my cynical eye suggests that you also consider the likelihood, given his now exposed track record, that he could also have been in the employ of MI6. They would have had an interest in infiltrating the internment camps and what better way of using an illegal than this?
 

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