One often hears talk of the G.I. brides – the ladies who married American servicemen serving here during the last war – this local tale, ferreted out by reader David Evans, adds a new twist. It was originally published in the Black Country Bugle in 1996. Since then, sadly, Majorie has sadly passed away, but Bob is still apparently in rude health. Did you know Bob or Marjorie Barry (nee Harrison)? Does any reader have anything to add? It’s a lovely story.
David said this in his email:
I think your readers might like to see this Black Country Bugle article . There is a connection, too, with one of the “Men of the Wood” retiree bowlers whose photo you have published recently. Sadly, Marjorie died recently but Bob is still active and enjoying the Australian sunshine.
I hope other Second World War stories come to light in due course.