One of my fathers cousins, Joe Gilgunn (his father Daniel changed the family name) recalls "Klaipeda or Suvalk" as places discussed.
His sister Therese has the followng to say
"All I know is that our grandparents came from Klaipeda which is on the Baltic coast, grandma Ilgunas was either Prussian or from a Prussian background her maiden name was Kudlinskas I am not sure if that is the correct spelling. I went to Klaipeda 15 years ago (1993) to try and trace relatives but unsuccessful."
I've spotted the other Josef from Middlesborough and am trying to find a link, another cousin of my fathers has some information placing the family in Middlesborough at the turn of the century (1900)
Guess I just need to keep plugging away at talking with the cousins, aunts an uncles, I seem to find out a little more each day.
Thanks for your time and help