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HUNT FOR A CURATE. Ths marmgt of Mnjor Cooper, of the Honorable Artillery Company, and Mies Wiakai, sc-.rel.aiy of the Camberwcll (London) branch of the Queen Mary's Work fo-.- Wome.i Fund, which has just taken place, resembled in some respects the soldier hero's wedding in 'The Rosary' play. Plans had lwen made for a Monday marriage, and thero was to have be-on a reeeptio.i. I«ut .a telegram from the War Office ordering the major to start for the ] front in a few hours upset all the plans. At once the major wired to hi.? iinncet : "Will you marry me now?" The answer, 1 "Yes,"" was received very promptly, and th* bridegroom-elect dashed away to Pur? fleet in a motor, only to rind when he reaciK'd that station that the train he had hoped to catch had just left. A kindly station master, however, stopped the next express, and the major was whirled away to London. A visit, was then made to the homo of the best man, and as be was absent his desk had to be broken open to obtain the ring. Then began a hunt for a clergyman, ending in the capture of a curate, and at 8 o'clock at night the couple were married by special license at Bishopsgate, London. At daybreak the bridegroom was on his way to an unknown destination. In his absence Mrs Cooper, who is the daughter of a former Camberwell borough councillor, will continue her work on behalf of the Queen Mary's Work to.' Women Fund.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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A SOLDIER'S WEDDING Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914