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Rushden Echo, 2nd August 1918

Sergt. Stanley King Married

Rushden Military Medallist


Sergt. Stanley King, of the Canadian Cavalry, son of Mrs. King, of Ashburnham, Newton-road, Rushden, was awarded the Military Medal on March 28th this year for bravery on the field.  The gallant soldier, who was born at Rushden, went to Canada ten years ago, and at the outbreak of war joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  He has been in France 2½ years, and was wounded in the right leg about seven months ago.  At the present time he is in England for the purpose of entering a cadet school with a view of taking a commission.

Last Friday afternoon Sergt. King was married to Miss Ella Brown, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, of 6, John-street, Rushden, the ceremony, which took place at St. Mary’s Church, Rushden, being conducted by the Rector (Rev. P. Robson).  The bride, who was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. Alfred Pettit, was charmingly gowned in white silk with bridal veil and wreath of orange blossom.  She carried a choice bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom.  The bridesmaid was Miss Sylvia Pettit (niece of the bride) who was tastefully attired in white voile with hat to match.  She carried a bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom.  As the bride and bridegroom left the church, Mr. J. E. Smith, who presided at the organ, contributed Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”  Subsequently a reception was held at 8, Portland-road, Rushden, the residence of the bride’s sister (Mrs. Alfred Pettit).  Sergt. and Mrs. King were the recipients of a number of handsome and useful wedding gifts, including half a dozen silver tea spoons from the girls of the closing room of Messrs. William Claridge & Sons, Rushden.



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