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Their romance managed to continue through the war as evinced by an entry in her husbands war diary for the 2nd June 1945 - "June 2 -Course of instruction on dealing sitting on summary mil court on members of Wermacht.Returned via Luneburg and dined at 74 Br Gen Hospital. They were married on 18th July 1945 in Glasgow, and their first child, Pamela was born the following year on 17th February 1946.Some soldiers and officers took advantage of the love of the nurses and during the daily struggle of life and death of war created an urgency to marry so that they could make love to their new sweethearts.Bigamy was a common occurrence and many wives left behind in Britain were unaware that their husbands had remarried without a divorce.Read more about Sister Dart and view her collection of photos.Despite the dangers of Normandy and the advance through France, Holland and Germany love blossomed between Nursing Sister Lt Hilda Sharpe and Lt Col Reid (RAMC) They dated when they met in Europe but could not form a more serious relationship due to the war.
They should have been sent home to his wife in England.
Their wedding took place just before India independence and there was a lot of rioting in the streets.
Sister Sharpe told her son years later that it was a bit difficult preparing for the wedding under those conditions.
Johns Church Calcutta on Saturday 31st August 1946 at 3-30pm and afterwards at the Sisters Mess in Alipore.
This was a common practice for overseas weddings where it may not have been safe, or too far or expensive, for mothers and fathers to attend.
Another example of a Second World War romance was Sister Dorothy Phyllis Dart who was a member of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service and served in the 74th British General Hospital.