Victor Laurie "Laurie" WENCK

Victor Laurie "Laurie" WENCK

Male 1914 - 2011  (97 years)

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  • Name Victor Laurie "Laurie" WENCK 
    Nickname Laurie 
    Born 13 Jul 1914  Wondai, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Cremated Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Fitter & turner 
    Died 27 Aug 2011  Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I561  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father Johann Victor Theodor "John" WENCK,   b. 19 Apr 1890, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1961, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann McLUCAS,   b. 22 Feb 1894, Boonah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1987, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1912  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy May "Dot" FLINT,   b. 10 Feb 1922, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2007, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1944  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • WEDDING BELLS

      WENCK-FLINT

      At 8 a.m. on December 26, at St Vincent's Church, Wandal, a very pretty wedding was solemnised with Nuptial Mass, when Victor Laurie, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Wenck, Jambin, was married to Dorothy May, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Flint, James Street, Wandal. The Very Rev. Father J. Robinson, CM., officiated.

      The bride, who entered the church with her father to the strains of the Wedding March played by Miss Mary Kerrigan, was frocked in ivory satin richly embroidered and featuring a long train. Her beautiful veil of pale green tulle, with a halo of satin flowers, was worked with true lovers' knots and satin flowers. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses tied with white satin ribbon.

      The bride was attended by four bridesmaids and two flower girls. The two chief bridesmaids, Misses Joan Meyers and Shirley Flint, wore pink taffeta frocks featuring shirred bodices and full puffed sleeves and fully flared skirts, hand-painted in shades of red and blue. The other bridesmaids, Misses Nellie and Evelyn Wenck, sisters of the bridegroom, wore blue taffeta frocks hand-painted in mauve and lavender. The bridesmaids wore floral crinoline straw hats to match and carried baskets of roses and maidenhair fern tied with satin streamers. The two flower girls, Elaine Steele and Evelyn Flint, wore long green frilled satin frocks with picoted edges and Early Victorian bonnets. They carried baskets of roses and maidenhair fern tied with bows and satin streamers. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a wristlet watch and to the bridesmaids gold crosses and chains. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a wallet.

      The duties of best man were carried out by the bridegroom's brother, Mr John Wenck, and the bride's brother, Mr Kenneth Flint, was groomsman. During the signing of the register an Ave Maria was sung by Mrs Tait.

      The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where the bride's mother received over 50 guests. Her dusty pink British crepe gown was embroidered in blue tonings with a hat to match and she carried a bouquet in cyclamen tonings. The bridegroom's mother wore a powder blue gown with a hat to match, and she carried an autumn-tinted bouquet. The decorations were carried out in the bridesmaids' colours by friends of the bride. The three-tiered cake was made by the bride's mother and iced on a cream ground with red roses, with a miniature bride on the top dressed in a similar fashion to the bride.

      The bridal couple left for Bundaberg, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride travelled in a navy coat and skirt with white accessories. [4, 5, 6]
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    Photos
    WENCK, Victor Laurie & Dorothy FLINT marriage
    WENCK, Victor Laurie & Dorothy FLINT marriage
    Back left to right
    Arthur Real (Dot's uncle and later Laurie's brother-in-law), Joe Flint (Dotís brother), Evelyn Wenck (later Ganley, Laurie's sister), Joe Flint (Dotís father), Dot, Laurie, John Wenck (Laurie's brother), Ken Flint (Dotís brother), Joan Myers (a friend)

    Front left to right
    Nellie Wenck (later Real, Laurie's sister), Evelyn Flint (Dot's youngest sister), Elaine Steele (Dot's cousin), Shirley Flint (Dotís sister)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1914 - Wondai, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1944 - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 2011 - Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    WENCK, Laurie
    WENCK, Laurie

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1914/ 010826.

    2. [S25] WENCK, Victor Laurie, Interview: Laurie Wenck by Jennifer Crockett 12 May 2006 at Redcliffe.

    3. [S133] The Courier-Mail, (Brisbane), Death notice, 31 August 2011.

    4. [S256] Sharyn Douglas, "Wenck, Flint info" e-mail message to Jennifer Crockett, 1 August 2007.

    5. [S260] Sharyn Douglas, [untitled], e-mail message to Jennifer Crockett, 23 Aug 2007.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1945 'WEDDING BELLS.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878-1954), 11 January, p. 2, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56377698.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Victor Laurie Wenck, Marriage date: 26/12/1944, Spouse's name: Dorothy May Flint, Registration details: 1944/C/4896.