Onslow and Ruth Phillips wedding day at Cherbourg c1960

Onslow Phillips (cousin to Andy O’Chin) and his bride Ruth, who was from Gayndah.


  1. Sandra Phillips Reply
    Dear Cherbourg Memory, So lovely to have this resource to go to. Thank you to everyone involved in making it. I am the third of four daughters from this marriage of Mum Ruth Ross nee Phillips nee Hill and Dad the late Onslow Phillips. I'm noting on behalf of Mum and my sisters that Mum and Dad were married in Gayndah at the Methodist Church, Meson St, in 1964 (not Cherbourg, 1960s as currently noted in the caption). Murri regards, Sandra

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