I AM looking for any information and possible direct descendants of Albert Victor Hambling, born 1906, a resident of St Helens.

Around 1920, he wrote a letter to the king of England, begging him to convince Sir Ernest Shackleton to take him on his upcoming expedition.

I have researched the letter and identified this young boy as the sender.

All available records show that he was resident in St Helens almost all his life.

I am giving a talk about this at a conference in Ireland on October 21 (shackletonmuseum.com/autumn-school) and would love to be able to find any direct family.

Albert Victor had a son named Gordon Hambling who died in 1992.

Could anyone please help me?

Please contact me on sstromsvag@explorers.org with any information.

Synnøve Marie Kvam