Hi Joanne. I amcurious as to your connection with the Balaam line? I have traced Ernest Balaam and marriage to Doris Rita Mary EDMEAD jan 8th 1944.
Ernest parents were Christopher EDMEAD and Hilda Mable COX marries m. 26 Dec 1911 Clerkenwell.
Doris' father was William Joseph EDMEAD.Mother Alice Dorothy EDSELL m. 1927 in Epsom, Surrey although she was previously married to a Henry J DEER in 1918 at Wandsworth.
I knew Doreen Balaam who was adopted as a baby and was known as Diane.