Edward Ambrose Teddy SOWTER + Peggy ALDOUS

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Australian Army Crest
Birth: calculated 1922 27 25
Death: March 28, 1984New South Wales, Australia
Birth: about 1895 28 22 Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 15, 1974New South Wales, Australia
Birth: about 1897 34 28 West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1973Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: calculated 1924 49 49
Death: November 18, 1984New South Wales, Australia
Birth: February 1, 1874 Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 22, 1941Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Birth: January 15, 1874Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 7, 1955Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Facts and events

Religious marriage
Address: St. John's Church
Religion: Church of England
Giver of hand: Ivor Charles ALDOUS (aged 34 years)
Bridesmaid: Joyce ALDOUS (aged 23 years)
Quality of data: primary evidence

Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954), Wednesday 15 December 1943, page 4



A charming military wedding was celebrated at St. John's Church of England, Taree, on Saturday, October 2nd, at 5.30 p.m., when Peggie (youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. A. C. Aldous, of 'Orange Grove,' Oxley Island) was married to Dvr. Edward (Teddy) Sowter, recently returned from a Western battle station, and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sowter, of Pampoolah. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Walter Latham.

The bride entered the church, which was beautifully decorated, on the arm of her brother (Mr. Ivan Aldous) to the strains of the 'Bridal March.' She wore a beautiful model gown of white riptide, made on classical lines, with long tucked and embroidered waistline and pleats flowing into the train. Her lovely three-tiered veil, worn over tulle, was held in place by a heart shaped halo of pleated tulle and stocks. She also carried a limerick lace handkerchief and ivory prayer book, with a bouquet of white stocks, carnations, and hyacinths tied with white net and ribbon.

The bridesmaids (Misses Joyce Aldous and Shirley Hammond) chose early Victorian gowns of pink and blue taffeta tops and very full three tiered net skirts. They wore match-ing net hats with crowns of floral flowers and carried floral bouquets, tied with pink and blue taffeta ribbon. The bouquets were sent from Newcastle by Mrs. K. M. Cooper.

The bridegroom was attended by Drivers Tom Hayes and Ray Clerke.

Miss Richards officiated at the organ and during the signing of the register Miss Nita Unicomb sang "Because," chosen by the bride.

The reception was held in Rhodes' Cafe, where about 50 guests were received by the bride's mother, who wore a gown of black crepe back satin, with matching accessories and shoulder spray of red carnations. She was assisted by the bridegroom's mother, wearing powder-blue crepe with black accessories and shoulder spray of gold-tinted orchids. The three-decker wedding cake (made and decorated by Mr. W. F. Ruff) made a lovely centre piece for the bridal table.

For travelling, the bride chose a brown crepe frock, trimmed with brown velvet and matching acces-sories and brown marmot cape.

The honeymoon was spent at Katoomba.