Looking for any information about Albert & Gertrude Collier (nee Styles). They were married in Conway in 1914, and had two children (that I know about), Margaret Eva Collier bn 1915 (registered in Potterspury) and Stanley Collier bn 1921 (registered Conway).
During WW1 Albert was somehow linked to Balloons, and then we believe during WW2 worked with Frank Whittle developing the jet engine.
Albert's family lost touch with him completely before the 1950's, and all searches for the family have turned up no information whatsoever.
Albert's (bn 1895) parents were Tom Collier and Maggie (nee Barlow), and had siblings Leonard (bn 1898 d 1918), Herbert (bn 1900 d 1981), William (bn 1906), Eva (bn 1907 d 1989 was my husband's grandmother), Tommy bn 1910. The family lived in Colwyn Bay North Wales.
Did the family emigrate? was there some conflict in the family and the surname was changed?
Any information gratefully received.