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William and Amalia Rhodes-Moorhouse

Flight Lieutenant William Henry Rhodes-Moorhouse and wife Amalia (née Demetriadi) at his investiture, where he received his DFC, which took place at Buckingham Palace during an air raid warning, September 3, 1940

Sadly, William was killed in action three days later in the Battle of Britain. Amalia’s brother Dick, William’s squadronmate, had died in action on August 11th.

(On a lighter note, Amalia had been approached to screen test for the role of Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, but declined.)

More photos of the couple:

On their wedding day, 1936:

The couple in 1936:

With a friend in St Moritz, 1927:

Amalia in 1938:

Another 1938 photo:

Squadron Leader Brian Thynne,

Flight Lieutenant

William Rhodes-Moorhouse, Flight Lieutenant Henry Cavendish and the Hon. Max Aitken, 1939:

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1939

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1939 

Daily Mirror, England, October 5, 1957

The Paducah Sun, Kentucky, October 3, 1954

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1939 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1939

Wimbledon finalist partners Evelyn Lucy Colyer and Joan Austin, 1923

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1939

Death Was Sitting At Her Side by

Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1948

The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee, January 21, 1917

Fort Lauderdale News, Florida, September 3, 1959

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