This echoes a message I have placed on the NZ noticeboard. I am seeking information on the first wife (Valerie) of my father-in-law (Harold Wyndham Cottle aka Arthur Harold Russell), and in particular the children of that marriage (Noel b. 1916? and Rupert b. 1918 Melbourne). My husband is a late-in-life child of Arthur Harold Russell's 3rd marriage in 1947. Valerie married in Sydney in 1914 as Valerie Collins, vocalist, age 23, born Dargaville NZ. father Alfred Collins (insurance inspector) and Florence McKegany. Harold Wyndham Cottle aka Arthur Harold Russell is also NZ-born (1887). His father is Morford Cottle and mother Eleanor Lomax. He lived and worked as an accountant at various times between about 1914 till the early 1960s in Victoria, Qld and NSW and for a period in his earlier life worked in what was then known as Malaya and possibly Fiji.