Bruno Offner

Born: Vienna, Austria, 16 July 1896

Profession in country of origin: Distiller

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Offner
Forename: Bruno
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 16/07/1896 in Vienna
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 526
Home Office ref: C 1404  
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Distiller
Present occupation:
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a  
Date 24.10.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Hand-written later addition: New Zealand 04.05.1940

Source: National Archives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947.

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Rangitane
Steamship Line: The New Zealand Shipping Company Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of London
Date of Departure: 5th April 1940
Where bound: New Zealand

Contract ticket number: 372
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: Wellington
Names of passengers: Offner, Bruno / Martha / Erich
Class: TB
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 44 / Females 39 
Children between 1 and 12: 8
Infants: -
Last address in the UK: 63, Mansell Street, EC1
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Company manager /   Housewife
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: New Zealand
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Austrian 

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

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