Briedy O’Dwyer (nee Battle) met her husband well before they married. Their parents had met at Mount Morgan many years before.
Briedy married Bill O’Dwyer, who was in the Airforce about the same time as Mary’s Brother James ‘Jimmy’ Joseph Battle.
Bill O’Dwyer met Jimmy Battle (Briedy’s brother) stationed at the same air base in the UK.
Bill O’Dwyer knew about Jim’s death and on his return to Australia went to see the family. It was after this that he and Brigitte ‘Briedy’ began their romance. She was around 33 years old before she got married. (This needs to be confirmed.)
Briedy and Bill had three children, Jim, Lawrence and Mary-Rose.