My Irish grandaunt, Kitty Walsh, on her marriage in 1928 to Marten Cumberland. The other people in the party are unknown to us. The photo is taken at the British Consulate General, probably in Monaco. It was Kitty who sent the matching sailor suits and fancy clothes to her nephews in the wilds of B.C., and it is likely that many of the photos of the boys wearing their finery were made to be sent over to her in Montecarlo. Kitty’s husband, Marten Cumberland was born into a wealthy British family. He was a journalist and writer of detective fiction, inventor of
the character Saturnin Dax, a French police inspector. He wrote over fifty crime drama novels, and a further ten titles under his pseudonym, Kevin O’Hara. In later life he moved to Dublin, where he died in 1972.