My grandfather married my grandmother in Berwick upon Tweed, England on 31st May 1918 at St Andrew's Church, now demolished. He was described on the marriage certificate as a widower and I can find no trace of his first marriage and wife.
His name was James Gallagher b 20 March 1887 @ 14, Kilnhill Berwick upon Tweed. By 1901 census his entire family had moved to Glasgow. My grandparents lived in Glasgow for their entire married life, even although my grandmother Elizabeth Paxton was also from Berwick.
So he went back to Berwick to marry Elizabeth but where did he marry wife #1?
There was some family rumours that James had gone to Canada at some point - was that where he married? - but there is no evidence to support this fact. (I do have a photograph of James & Elizabeth which is depicted within the silhouette of a maple lea, but I know for an absolute fact that Elizabeth never went to Canada!
The photograph is a copy so there is nothing to be gained by removing it from the frame to look at the back) He wasn't conscripted in 1914 as he was in a reserved occupation, so there are no military records to check. There are many, many, many marriage records of a James Gallagher in Glasgow. The only thing I have to narrow it down a bit is the name of both his parents which are shown on Scottish marriage certificates - Frederick Gallagher & Mary, MS Smith!
The most likely part of Glasgow for a marriage is Camlachie, Calton or perhaps Dalmarnock, but in reality it could be anywhere!
I would love to know if they had children. I surmise that perhaps wife and child died in childbirth but this is only an educated guess with absolutely nothing to support it.