On the trail of family references. How “Garton” got to Trogir or Novisad, where our father was most likely born, to a Red Army guard, is a mystery!
The ancient parish of GARTON is located “…in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 9 miles NE. of Hedon…”, England. Could this be where our family name originated from?
Here’s an aerial photograph of Garton.
And from my brother, Rod:
“I’ve been carrying around a note I wrote once when talking with Vatti over the phone, in the early 80s, when I asked him about where he was born, his connections with Yugoslavia. All I can make out now are these scattered lines:
stayed in Dubrovnik, port
been in Trogir as boy
Novisad went to school, 75 km from Belgrade, shifted through 3 places there
Ja birda date