Thanks Carolina but I have seen the person's name on a card index on Ancestry but there are no dates and no name of the ship that she sailed on. I have worked out the month that she went by other means but no ship's name nor port of entry into Canada. The actual dates would be good.Sometimes you can find details on Ancestry.
I can have a go if you tell me the name.
Phew that was interesting. If you can see the info on page 627 then I think you might be able to see page 497 which is the start of the Canadian wives repatriation list. In handwriting at the top of the page it says "Lady Nelson" 16th July 1946. I think that must be the date the ship sailed and it seems to have left from Southampton. Subsequent pages just list the names of all the wives etc.
An internet search reveals the info that the Lady Nelson was a Canadian Steamship used in the war which became a troop ship in 1946. Try this link for more info: https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/1418.html .
Hope this is useful.
Thanks for the information. Do you know the date and port it berthed in Canada? On ancestry the C in my grandmother's name is badly printed and is an O as my grandfather's name was Ole.M.E. Hjelter left Southampton 22nd July 1946 on board Aquitania, address given in Canada is Mrs C. Hjelter, (M/L), Ryley, Alta. This information found on Find My Past - hope this helps. S
Yes, I too am puzzled. Perhaps there were so many wives they put on extra ships but I doubt there were spare ships. Somewhere there will be a record of ship movements at that time. The departure date of the Aquitania fits better with the time scale of 7 days and nights to cross the Atlantic and 3 days and nights to cross Canada to Edmonton.I am glad FMP was of more help. I am now puzzled over the ancestry list but perhaps they changed their mind about the ship after the list headed Lady Nelson was written.