Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rev. John D. Bodger, N.L.C. - Direct from the War Zone (1944)


This invitation was addressed to my great-grandma - Can. Sam Welles, while my grandpa - Sam Welles- was serving as the Special Assistant to Ambassador Winant in London (May 1944).

Mrs. Samuel G. Welles & Family.
Buttonwood Farm.
Crosswicks, N.J.
Postmark March 1944
Photo by Donna Welles 08/01/12

(Back of Invitation)
Hon. The Rev. John D. Bodger, N. L. C., of the New Guinea Anglican Mission, will be our special speaker at our elevon o'clock service, Sunday March 19 [1944]. He comes with the special recommendation of General MacArthur, direct from the war zone. He will have much to tell us. I would like to have a good congregation to greet him. May I count on you to attend?
Photo by Donna Welles 08/01/12

Top from left: Sam Welles (my grandpa), Mabel, Mary, Muriel, Bishop Edward
Mabel DeGeer Welles, Canon Sam Welles 
Bishop Edward Welles (on left) with FDR and Churchill
Christ Cathedral Alexandria, VA 
Bishop Edward Welles, Rev. Katrina Welles Swanson (young girl), Mrs. Roosevelt is behind Churchill

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