Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge)

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Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge)
July 1913
Birth: , Grass Valley, near Northam, Western Australia
Parents: Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake)
Thomas Soutter Lodge
Siblings: Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge)
Joan Soutter Martin (née Lodge)
Robert John "Jack" Lodge
Partners: Harold Aubrey Hall
Children: Helen Margaret Wilson (née Hall)
    10 July 1915 – 21 February 2000
Constance Boyd Berryman (née Hall)
Joan Leake Salom (née Hall)
    b. 1919 Roebourne – d. 1993 Perth
Keywords: H.M. Wilson Archives
Permalink: archives.org.au/HRH
Wikidata: Q96755346
Wikitree: Lodge-1830
FamilySearch: LDWV-9P5
Ancestry: 312115391194
MyHeritage: 1500007

Helen Rose Lodge was born on April 3 1888 in Grass Valley (near Northam)[1] to Thomas Soutter Lodge and Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake).[2]

Aged 3, she was at her grandparent's house in London.[3]

She took a job in 1908 as lady's help to Hannah Hall (while the Halls were visiting or living in Busselton?) and fell in love with her son Aubrey.[4] They were engaged in January 1910[5] and married on 24 November 1910 at St Mary's in Busselton.[4][6] They had three daughters.

The wedding was reported in the South-Western News as follows:[7]



At St Mary's Anglican Church, on the 24th ult., the Rev. H. S. Needham united in hymeneal bonds Miss Helen Lodge, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Lodge, of "Strelly Grange." Busselton, and Mr. Aubrey Hall, of Roebourne, second son of the late Mr. Shakespeare Hall and Mrs. Hall. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and filled to overflowing with friends. The bride, who was given away by her father, entered the building as "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden,"[8] was played by Mrs. Needham; and was supported by her sister, Miss Joan Lodge, and Miss Lulu Clifton as bridesmaids. She wore a dress of cream eoloiene, the bodice formed of circular folds of the material opening on if square yoke of exquisite cream silk embroidery and vest of tucked net. The skirt-was slightly trained and finished with a broad hem and tiny tucks; the overdress being in two points at each side, with a hem of soft cream silk and a band of the same embroidery as the bodice, each point being finished with a bunch of cream silk balls. The bodice was slightly short-waisted, and finished with a folded silk belt The bride also wore amethyst earings and necklet, the gifts of the Misses Darlot, and carried a beautiful shower bouquet, the gift of Mrs. Olivey.

Miss Joan Lodge wore a pretty white muslin frock with mauve strips and a small spray of mauve flowers. The bodice was made over a lace yoke with mauve trimmings; the skirt having a broad band of mauve and lace about six inches from the foot. A large mushroom hat of oyster satin straw, lined with mauve and trimmed with a wreath of white roses and green leaves. Instead of a bouquet she carried a large fan of maiden hair fern and shaded mauve sweet peas, tied with mauve ribbons. Miss Lulu Clifton, the tiny niece of the bridegroom, wore a simple white Kate Greenaway frock and a close fitting Dutch bonnet of Tuscan straw trimmed with white ribbon, and carried a posey of pink roses tied with pink ribbons. Her little groomsman was Master Hugh Cohen, dressed in a white sailor suit with big white sailor hat. The bride groom was supported by Mr. Alex. McRae, of Roebourne, as best man.

The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaid was a gold Nellie Stewart bangle, and to the two children silver serviette rings inscribed with their name and the date of the wedding. The bride's travelling dress was turquoise blue striped net with Magzar blouse, Dollar Princess collar and cuffs of black lace, and black velvet belt; the skirt made in the hobble style. She wore a beautiful hat of white chip straw trimmed with a wreath of natural-looking white roses and foliage. Long black kid gloves completed her toilette.

Subsequent to the ceremony an adjournment was made to the residence of the bride's parents, where the wedding breakfast was partaken. The happy couple, who were the recipients of a host of beautiful presents, left for their future home, Cossack, by steamer on Saturday evening.



  1. Family Notices. The West Australian 11 April 1888, p. 2. Retrieved 4 November 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3117791.
  2. Western Australian Registry of Births, Marriages, and Deaths (birth in 1888). Northam district, registration number 637.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:351Y-B6Z : 1 May 2019), H R Lodge in household of Robert J Lodge, Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. 4.0 4.1 C.B. Berryman family history
  5. PEOPLE'S PARAGRAPHS. (1910, January 28). The South-Western News (Busselton, WA : 1903 - 1949), p. 3. Retrieved March 24, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147660953
  6. Index to Western Australian births, deaths and marriages. Registration #14 in Sussex district. 1910.
  7. WEDDINGS. (1910, December 2). The South-Western News (Busselton, WA : 1903 - 1949), p. 3. Retrieved January 2, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147662313
  8. By John Keble; see https://hymnary.org/text/the_voice_that_breathed_oer_eden