We have just received this copy of a wedding party from the early 1960's  at a time when men wore white tuxedo jackets.  We are aware of the names of the young couple, but we would also like to know the names of everyone else in the wedding party, especially the smartly dressed young men, all of whom we believe were serving police officers at that time, together with where and when it was taken.  We had provided an enlargment of the young men to assist with identification.





25th July 2019

Young P.C. Dave Gillery


We have received the following information from former P.C. Dave Gillery in Australia:-

Greetings to all from downunder.

Frank and I came out to Bermuda on a BOAC Brittannia via Gander on 16th October 1959 together with John Brennan (nickname “Extra”).

Frank was a really nice, pleasant chap, partial to a drop of scotch which led him into a trouble with our Hamilton watch sergeant John Cribbin !

Always had a great respect for him for his devotion to Patsy.


Regarding the wedding photo, cannot place the best man but the person next to him is Alistair Fraser, a Scotsman who received severe

injuries in a scooter accident at Prospect and I think had to leave the force.

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#8 mike cherry 2019-07-17 08:57
Not Jim McKay

Editors note - Thanks for clearing that up Mike.
#7 Davie Kerr 2019-07-17 05:52
Jim Lyons or Jim Mackay, perchance? Definitely not "Grim Jim" MacNiven or Jimmy "The Wig" Hanlon!

Editors note - Not Jim Lyons, "Grim Jim" or JCP Hanlon, but I thought it might be Jim Mckay. Still trying to check with our older members.
#6 Davie Kerr 2019-07-15 04:37
Must admit at first glance I too thought it was Les Waddell next to the groom, but I'm re-thinking that one. Only one I can definitely ID is the late George Garrod, extreme left, who was my first ever Traffic Sgt back in '69.

Editors note - I agree that it doesn't look like Les Waddell. I thought it looks a little like a Scotsman by the name of Jim or James ? *not Moir) but will check it out. The guy next to George Garrod is definitely George Linnen.
#5 mike cherry 2019-07-11 11:20
Third from left is Ronnie Mullan. I also thought that was Les Waddell next to Frank but am not sure. Also looks like Des McSherry next to Ronnie.

#4 Joanne Linnen 2019-07-10 14:00
Very sad news.George and I attended many parties at Patsy’s parents house.The handsome guy next to George Garrod is George Linnen.

Editors note - Can't argue with you Joanne re it being your George next to George Garrod, and we'll accept that he's a "handsome guy" (and also a great footballer)!
#3 terry 2019-07-10 13:54
I grew up with Bernice.
We went to church together with her daughter Debbie.
She was married to Bill (Goat) Lema who's brother John married my cousin Ann.

Small world. RIP Bernice. Danny, take care,

Editors note - As you say Terry - it's a small world. I'm sure Kim might be able to identify all the other bridesmaids. Would you know anyone else who might be able to assist?
#2 Kimberley Thompson 2019-07-10 08:17
Yes Roger, that is definitely Bernice who just recently passed a couple of weeks ago.

Editors note - Many thanks Kim.
#1 terry 2019-07-09 14:30
Well I got George Garrod left. Looks like Les Waddell next to the groom.
Now the women> Looks like Bernice Fagunda (Lema) third from right.

Editors note - Definitely George Garrod at left Terry. Not sure about Les Waddell. Will check with the family about Bernice Fagundo (Lema).

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