ROSE SHULMAN and GERARD BENTLEY

(changed from Bookshneer) were married on 12 September 1944 at the Stamford Hill Beth Hamedrash Synagogue with the reception at Stern’s in Mansell St. Before the war, Rose was a short-hand typist & later worked in her father Soloman’s shoe business. In WWII, Gerard, a law student, was in the Army Intelligence Corps for 7 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Posted to west Africa, he subsequently returned to the UK injured. Later he opened a shoe shop called ‘Bentley’ which he ran for 50 years. Once married the couple moved to Woodside Park where they still live – Rose aged 92 and Gerard aged 97. Gerard is featured in the 1932 photo of the Bookshneer Family (click here).

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