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    Unidentified Capt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    William Fowler and a new recruit circa 1910.

    They must have used a big tartan hanky for that wee lads plaid Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
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    Looks very similar to Pugh Evans VC.

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    Chalky, it could be him he was promoted Major in 1915.

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    They do look similar, nose, ears and eyes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalky View Post
    They do look similar, nose, ears and eyes

    Chalky and Ron,

    Yes, the physical resemblance is striking. However, I do not think that the unidentified Capt is Evans. The unidentified man wears collar badges indicating that he is a Territorial officer. Regular and Service Battalion officers did not wear collar badges in Service dress.

    Mike

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    Thanks Mike, if it were Evans you would expect to see him wearing his South Africa ribbon.
    Ron.

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    Kilt pins so they may be 2nd Bn.
    Message on reverse reads "German goods always softer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    Thanks Mike, if it were Evans you would expect to see him wearing his South Africa ribbon.
    Ron.
    I saw Evans' VC in the Lord Ashcroft collection when I visited the IWM back in August. They indicated his affiliation as the Lincolnshire Regiment, but showed the well known picture of him in Highland dress. While Evans did win his VC while commanding the 1st Lincolnshire, I think omitting his Black Watch connection it was a misrepresentation nonetheless.

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    Mike, I have visited the gallery several times since the refurbishment well worth the visit if anyone has not seen it. I was very impressed with the display cases and the information supplied. Sgt. Gardners case has the large kukri knife he brought home, my father brought back a small kukri from his time in Burma which I still have.
    Ron.

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