Heir hunters tracked down the cousin of a Hull veteran to make sure at least one family member could be at his funeral.
Mrs Warriner found out Mr Norris the cousin of her mother, Arabella Milnes Norris (nee Fairbrother), when probate genealogists Finders International called her brother.
The company, which is also the star of BBC’s Heir Hunters, decided to try to track down Mr Norris’ family after reading the Mail’s appeal last week.
Mrs Warriner said: “We were surprised when we found out he had died actually because obviously we found him on our family tree, but we thought he must have passed away many years ago. He was 97.
“My mother had been very close to all her cousins when she was younger but they grew apart as they grew older.”
M.D Daniel Curran of said:
This article was first featured in the Hull Daily Mail