American Terry Byng's family reunion
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Facebook reunites American with 'lost' British family

5 November 2012 Last updated at 06:19 GMT

American Terry Byng has been reunited with the Portsmouth family he never knew about following a chance discovery on Facebook.

Mr Byng's father Jack went to the US during World War II where he met and married a woman called Nancy.

A few years later Jack left Nancy and returned to Portsmouth. She was pregnant with his son, but it is believed that he did not know.

His British family never learnt he had a son either, even after his death.

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