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Brides of U.S. and Canadian Soldiers
Rushden Echo & Argus, 18th January 1945, transcribed by Kay Collins

Canada Hails War Bride – First to Arrive from Rushden

First Rushden war bride to cross the Atlantic as the wife of a Canadian, Mrs. May Nahumko, aged 23, has arrived safely in Winnipeg with her two children, Pauline—claimed by the father to be the first Canadian baby born in England during the war—and Charles, aged three months, the youngest baby on the ship which took mother and children to their new country.

Mr. Paul Nahumko was at Winnipeg C.N.R. station to meet his wife and saw his baby son for the first time. Formerly a private in an Edmonton regiment, he returned to Canada last May and obtained his discharge. His wife was formerly Miss May Thomas, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas, 21 Little-street, Rushden. They met in London in February 1940, and Pte. Nahumko was afterwards stationed at Kettering for a short period.

The wedding took place in April 1940, at Rushden Park-road Baptist Church, where the two children have subsequently been dedicated.

Mrs. Nahumko, and ex-member of the Baptist G.L.B. and employee of Messrs. Eaton and Co., boot manufacturers, left England last month and reached Canada just before Christmas. The family stayed at Winnipeg over Christmas, but their home will be at Edmonton, in which district Mrs. Nahumko has two uncles.

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