Linda Alexandra
Jean Adie McDONALD


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William Lloyd HELY Air Vice Marshal, R.A.A.F.

  • Kerin Jayne HELY
  • Janet Lloyd HELY

Jean Adie McDONALD

  • Married: 29 Nov 1938, St Aidan's Anglican Church, Launceston, Tasmania 1
  • Died: 29 Jul 1970, Albury Hospital, Albury, N.S.W., Australia 2 3

   General Notes:

HELY, Jean Adie. — July 29 at Albury Hospital, loved widow of William Lloyd Hely, daughter of Mrs L. A. McDonald and mother of Kerin and Jan.

The Canberra Times, Thursday 30 July 1970

   Marriage Information:

Jean married William Lloyd HELY Air Vice Marshal, R.A.A.F., son of Prosper Frederick HELY and Alice Jane LLOYD, on 29 Nov 1938 in St Aidan's Anglican Church, Launceston, Tasmania 1. (William Lloyd HELY was born on 24 Aug 1909 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia 4 and died on 20 May 1970 in Canberra Hospital, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia 5.)

   Marriage Notes:

"The engagement is announced of Jean Adie, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank MacDonald, Launceston, Tasmania, and Flight-Lieutenant William Lloyd Hely A.F.C., second son of Mr and Mrs P. F. Hely, Rockdale, Sydney."

" AN Air Force wedding took place at St. Aidan's Church, Launceston, Tasmania, when Miss Jean Adie McDonald was married to Flight Lieutenant W. L. Hely, of the Australian Flying Corps. The bride, who is the elder daughter of and Mrs. Frank McDonald, of Launceston, chose a pearl pink satin gown, and added a peach pink tulle knee-length veil and a bouquet of deep pink roses. Her veil was held in place with orange blossom and a coronet of real flowers specially sent from South Africa. The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hely, of Rockdale, was attended by Flight-Lieutenants .George Pither and Bill Garing. The bridesmaids were Misses Nan McDonald and Betty Hely. Flight Lieutenant. and Mrs. Hely flew to Melbourne and joined the Orion for England, where the former will be stationed for the next two years." 6 7


1 Australian Dictionary of Biography.

2 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 28055/1970.

3 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 30 Jul 1970. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

4 NSW Registry BDM (births), 43249/1909.

5 Australian Dictionary of Biography,

6 The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 5 November 1938.

7 Ibid, Monday 12 December 1938.

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