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rhodesAn article appeared in the Express & Star on Tuesday 20 April 1915, describing “a pretty war wedding” at Darlington Street Wesleyan Church. The bride was Ena Wolverson, youngest daughter of Dr and Mrs Wolverson of Wolverhampton, and the bridegroom was Harold Rhodes, barrister-at-law and now second lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, second son of George Rhodes K.C. and Mrs Rhodes of Bowden, Cheshire. There are details in the article of the ceremony and the bride’s costume.

wolversonHarold Rhodes was born in Manchester in 1886, the son of George and Sarah Elizabeth Rhodes. The family were at Allandale, Altrincham, Cheshire, in 1911, together with Harold’s brothers George Preston, Bertram and Kenneth. Harold served with the Royal Field Artillery (number 51407) first as Second Lieutenant and later as Captain. He survived the war.

The bride’s full name was Thomasina Wolverson, born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire in 1889, and the daughter of Thomas and Margaret A. Wolverson. They were living at 3 Clifton Terrace, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, by 1901, together with Thomasina’s siblings John A., Winifred A., Theodora L., Faith M., Matilda A., and Helen O. They were at 91 Tettenhall Road by 1911.

The couple moved to live in Cheshire, where they had four children – George H. L. (1916), Theodora E. L. (1920), Beryl P. (1922) and Thomas K. L. (1924). Thomasina Rhodes died in Bucklow, Cheshire in 1955. I have not been able to confirm details of Harold’s death.