Marriages and Engagements
A very pretty Wedding took place at 1.45 p.m., April 4th, 1018, at Knox Church, Waimate. The Rev. J. Lawson Robinson, Oamaru, officiated. The contracting parties Were Miss Isabelle Rutherford (formerly sister of nursing staff, Waimate Public Hospital, and late of Timani), and FlightCaptain Janies Garfield Stewart (M.C.), son of Mr. Robert Stewart, KingsdoWn, Timaru. The bride, Who Was given away by Dr. A. Gentry Pitts, F.R.C.S., looked charming m a heatitiful dress of White charm euse ; she Wore the orthodox veil With Wreath of pink rose buds and carried a sheath of roses. Lieutenant Stead acted as best man. Miss Yera Stewart (sister of bridegroom) and Miss Maud Grant (also of nursing staff, Waimate Hospital) attended the bride as bridesmaids. Both Wore very pretty dresses of White frosted voile, black velvet and silk picture hats. They also Wore drop pendants, and carried shower bouquets, gifts of the bridegroom. A dainty breakfast was served m the church hall. The happy couple left Waimate by motor for their honeymoon early m the afternoon, travelling north. The bride travelled m a pretty nigger-broWn costume, with touches of pale blue, and hat to match. FlightCaptain J. G. Stewart M.C. (Main Body), and Lieutenant Stead are both home from the front on leave, and expect to return shortly.
Miss Standish, known to many of our readers through her massage Work at Walton - on Thames, has been married to Captain Colin Gilray, and is now living at Hazelmere,
Sister Francis E. Salmon Who came out on transport from England, about two years ago, after working on the staff of the Walton-on-Thames Hospital, and who Was afterwards a Sister m the Wellington Hospital, was married m the English Chinch, Te Aroha, on April 2nd, to Mr. Harry Evans, late of the Expeditionary Force, and now m the Public Works Department at Kati Kati, Thames, where Mrs. Evans Will make her home.
Sister Mary Hobbs, who had been engaged for over two years, Was married on Bth January, at Winchester, at the Weeke Parish Church, from the home of her aunt, to Mr. Dick (Corporal) Who has been on active service for two years, and has been transferred to the Base m England. Mrs. Dick's home Will be at Walton-on-Thames.
At Holy Trinity Church, Gisborne, on March 19th, Alfred George Lake, of Cape Runaway, Was married to Miss Laura Anderson,, of TWnley St. Helens Hospital. The ceremony, which took place m the presence of many friends of the contracting parties, Was conducted by the Rev. H. Parke. The bride, who Was given away by Mr. Blackburn, Was charmingly robed and Was attended by Miss Agnes Stevens, as bridesmaid, Whilst Mr. F. Pyke officiated as best man. After the ceremony, an adjournment Was made to the Coronation Hotel, Where a sumptuous breakfast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Lake proceeded South the same evening, on their honeymoon trip to Chrifetchurch.
On Oth February, the wedding took place at Hornchurch, Essex, of Captain Herbert Hutson, N.Z.M.C., son of the Rev. B. Hutson, of Wellington, to Sister M. Galloway, N.Z.A.N.S., daughter of Mr. Thomas Galloway, of Dannevirke. The ceremony Was performed by The Rev. Canon Burton and the Rev. Mr. Macdonald, N.Z.C.D., Mrs. Hutson, who has been on active service for the last two years, has now retired from the N.Z.A.N.S., and will take up V.A.D. Work. She Will probably be given charge of one of ou ■ Homes. A wedding of considerable interest took place m St. Augustine's Church, Petone, on Monday, 22nd April, when Lieutenant Bertram Gibbons, N.Z.R.8., was married to Sister Doris Field Arrowsmith, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Arrowsmith, of Britannia Street. The wedding was military, and was conducted by ChaplainCaptain Rice, of Trentham Camp. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore the indoor military uniform. She was attended by Sister Kathleen MacGregor, of Trentham Hospital, who was also m uniform. The best man was Lieutenant Frank D. Barron. Miss Maclean, R.R.C., N.Z.A.N.S., Miss Nurse, Matron Trentham Hospital, and staff sisters were present, also friends of the bride and bridegroom. Miss Naughton, a friend of the bride, presided at the organ. Sister Le Gallais, of Auckland Hospital, was married on April 17th, to Mr. Charles Gardner of New Lynn. The marriage
ceremony was at the residence of Mrs. Gardner, of NeW Lynn. The bride Wore a biscuit-coloured coat-frock, and saxe blue crepe de chine collar, and hat to match. Nurse B. Young Was bridesmaid. The bride and bridesmaid carried beautiful bouquets of white and pink chrysanthemums and ribbons to match ; a good number of the nursing staff attended the Wedding. Mrs. Gardner received some beautiful presents ; the nursing staff presenting her With a silver entree dish, and silver porridge spoons. The honeymoon is being spent on a tour of the North Island. Mr. Gardner is going into camp m June. Mrs. Gardner Was a member of the staff of the hospital ship " Maheno " — first commission. Sister E. Hooper, who recently returned to New Zealand, has retired from the N.Z.A.N.S. on account of her approaching marriage to Mr. Garnet Bell, Solicitor, Matamata. Sister Hooper left on active, service m July, 1915. The engagement has been announced of Sister Mabel i^gnes Wright, of Invercargill, to Corporal Leonard William Hemmings, of Christchurch. Sister Wright, Who has been on active service since the commencement of the War, Was on the "Marquette" at the time that ship Was torpedoed, but after a short furlough resumed duty again, and has s^nce been stationed at Codford Hospital, m England. Corporal Hemmings is a main Body soldier, and has seen service m Egypt and Gallipoli. He has been driving a motor ambulance at Codford Hospital during the past eighteen months, and latest advices to hand are to the effect that he has left England to join his comrades again " somewhere m France."
Sister Wilkie (Mrs. Hargest) leaving the church at Brockenhurst after her marriage to Major Hargest.
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Marriages and Engagements, Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XI, Issue 2, 1 April 1918
Marriages and Engagements Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume XI, Issue 2, 1 April 1918
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