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Tunisian/Algerian grandfather

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Tunisian/Algerian grandfather

Posted: 9 Dec 2002 5:59PM GMT
Edited: 25 Apr 2005 9:05AM GMT
Surnames: Mohomll
My grandfather supposedly ran away to sea when he was 12. We have even had problems identifying the name (which doesn't help!). From crew lists I've tracked down he has consistently signed his name as Ali Bell Mohomll.

From the Central Index Register of Seamen 1913-1941 I see that he states his place of birth was Sfax, Algeria. But Sfax is in Tunisia not Algeria! So which is it - is he Algerian or Tunisian?

Was there ever a time when it was all Algeria? Did the distinctions perhaps become blurred when they were both part of the French protectorate?

Any assistance/thoughts would be gratefully received.
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t_bell117 10 Dec 2002 12:59AM GMT 
wlh55 26 Mar 2011 9:51AM GMT 
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