ID Number – 1087
Image No – img605
Subject – Ken with his bride Doris Irene Jefferies
Date – 1944
Donor – ShepherdHazel
Street – Summers Street
Location – Entrance to church
Church/Chapel – St Augustines Church
War – 2nd World War
Group Activity – Wedding Photo
Additional Info – Doris lived at 194, Rodbourne Road and Ken was from Moredon. The wedding reception was at the Rodbourne Road Working Men’s Club (Monkey Club) where Doris’s father spent most of his spare time. They were both sweethearts before the war and later lived at the bottom of Morris Street until their deaths. Both had funeral services at St Augustine’s Church. Ken’s Army career started in the Wiltshire Regiment at 19 but he volunteered for the SAS and the family never saw him for four years until just before his wedding.
I knew kenfor some years before he told me about being in the SAS he was a great man and very modest.
The church was packed for his funeral mostly with members of the SAS both ex and active.