The wedding of Ron (Roland) Brooks and Helene Caudron took place on 22nd November 1939 at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Kowloon. The bridesmaid on the left of Ron Brooks is his sister, Doris Brooks, and on the right of Helene is her older sister, Henriette Caudron. The flower girl is her younger sister, Jacqueline. At the back, behind Ron, can be seen Maurice Kleber Caudron, the father of Helene, and in the right corner is her mother, Marcelle Caudron.
The groomsmen on either side are friends of Ron (does anyone recognize who they are?)
Within months of their wedding, just after a honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand, war broke out, and Ron put Helene on the evacuation ship to Sydney. On Christmas Day 1941 Ron was captured by the Japanese and interned, with his sister Doris, and mother Emily, in Stanley Internment Camp. Helene and Ron did not see each other again for five years, when in 1945 the allies rescued the internees and Ron went to Sydney on recuperation leave.