Im not sure if this is the right place to ask but a long line of google searches brought me to another post on this forum so here goes.
I imagine im a few generations younger than most here and I am asking this question with only half of the information I probably should have, however im trying to track down my real great grandfather.
My grandmother only has a few bits of unverified information to go off of about her dad. 1- being that he was a service man or possibly a travelling band member in the military and they met in Christchurch (the only military base is Harewood/Weedons). And 2- they met at the military base or a servicemens club. There is also talk that he could have been Puerto Rican but this is more unverified than the last two points.
My questions is, can anyone confirm if 1- There were any travelling band members during 1946-47 at the base. 2- Is it likely that they could have met at the base, as my instinct tells me not anyone can just walk into a military base. 3- Were there likely Puerto Ricans deployed at this time with the Americans? 4- Were there local bars that you know of that could have been servicemen bars during this time?
Thank you for any help here I truly appreciate it. This is a dead end that we would like to solve.