ElaineW Posted 4 January , 2011 Share Posted 4 January , 2011 The man shown below is Fred Ovenell, registered at birth in 1881 as Frederick. The photograph appears to show him as a Royal Artillery officer cadet in or around 1918. However, the only records I can find in Ancestry or in the MIC on the National Archives are for a Fred Ovenell in the Hampshires, who then appears to have been unmasked as Benjamin Pryke who was subsequently sent to the Labour Corps. When Benjamin Pryke enlisted he was living with Annie Ovenell (wife of Fred) her son Henry John Ovenell as well as his own two children Albert Victor Pryke and Edith Evelyn Pryke. I am presuming he used Fred's identity at the time as he would have been required to show a marriage certificate in order to claim allowances. These are the documents on Ancestry which relate to Benjamin Pryke, using Fred Ovenell's identity. http://search.ancest...5124&recoff=1+2 http://search.ancest...5125&recoff=1+2 http://search.ancest...281&recoff=9+10 This is the declaration from the service records on Ancestry stating that Benjamin Pryke had used Fred's name when enlisting. http://search.ancest...h=O.Ov.Ove.1455 Can anyone help me find the real Fred Ovenell (shown in the photo above) or suggest where I might look. For reference, I have had help identifying the photo above on the following thread: http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=157840 Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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