Wedding of John Davies and Harriet Shelley, Colwich

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Date:12th of October 1943

Description:Wedding photograph of John Davies and Harriet Annie Shelley. The wedding took place during the Second World War and the groom is wearing his naval uniform. John (Jack) Davies was a gunner on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) during World War II. He was awarded the D.S.O. in 1945 and was presented with it by King George VI at Buckingham Palace.

Left to right: The Best Man (John Davies' brother, partly hidden), Elizabeth (Betty) Harrison, Herbert Shelley, John 'Jack' Davies, Frances Davies, Harriet Shelley.


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Image courtesy of: Mr John Davies

Donor ref:P2017.008.0153 (37/38591)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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