I am trying to find more information on George Laurence VEARS and his family. He was born in England in 1881 and went to work for the Dunlop Tyre Company in Kobe, Japan sometime before World War Two. He was accompanied by his wife Martha (nee Pardy).
He had three children Hilda, Martha and Frederick.
Little is known of Hilda other than she may have worked for the Thomas Cook travel agency in Kobe. Martha was born in England in 1887 and that is all that is known of her.
Frederick Vears (Fred) was born in Tokyo on 10 December 1922 at 33B Akashi cho, Tsukiji. Fred attended Windsor House School at 37 Nakayamate-dori, 2-chome, Kobe from 1936 to 1939. IN 1939 at the age of 17 Fred left Japan for England aboard the ship Chitral - he arrived alone. Following enemy attacks most of his possessions and family documents were lost during the journey.
I would like to find out more information on Fred's mother and father, George and Martha and also his two sisters Hilda and Martha. Nothing is known of what became of them during the War or thereafter.
Is it possible that the Dunlop Tyre Company's records have survived and if so where? Similarly, what became of the records of Thomas Cook in Kobe?
Unfortunately I cannot speak or read Japanese and don't know how to search any records even if I could find them.
All ideas welcome.