Whereas on 24 September 1912 a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage of Ida Mildred Morris and Percy Campbell Parker Morris was made in the Supreme Court at Masterton in the Dominion of New Zealand:
And whereas no application for the issue of a decree absolute was made, and a decree absolute for the dissolution of the said marriage was never issued:
And whereas on 6 July 1916 the said Percy Campbell Parker Morris, believing that his marriage had been legally dissolved, went through the form of marriage, at the office of the Registrar of Marriages at Wellington, with Victoria Alicia Ramsay, of Wellington, spinster:
And whereas on 29 February 1936 the said Percy Campbell Parker Morris was killed as the result of an accident that may have given the right to an action for damages under the Deaths by Accidents Compensation Act 1908 for the benefit of his widow if he had been lawfully married to the said Victoria Alicia Ramsay:
And whereas it is desirable that the former marriage of the said Percy Campbell Parker Morris should be deemed to have been effectively dissolved on 24 December 1912 (being 3 months after the date of the decree nisi hereinbefore referred to), and that his marriage to the said Victoria Alicia Ramsay on 6 July 1916, should be validated.