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He looks a little like Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther film, in disguise as Lautrec.:w00t:

Movie and TV Press Photos: Pink Panther

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Hah! He does. But not Sellers, nor a Frenchman in disguise. Though he did pretend to be someone else, with passport, for a time; there were consequences.

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I'm loving this one. Haven't the foggiest of course but I just get the feeling it's gonna be a good un 

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Haha. I could give you a more concrete clue, but that would take us into the wrong war...

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31 minutes ago, seaJane said:

Haha. I could give you a more concrete clue, but that would take us into the wrong war...

So is he a "Mulberry" relative?

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Just now, jonbem said:

So is he a "Mulberry" relative?

😁 Great minds etc....

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37 minutes ago, jonbem said:

So is he a "Mulberry" relative?

Not, actually, although he may have known something about it through a friend. Like the last WIT, he has a somewhat fishy surname.

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:D

 

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I step away for a short while to watch the first half of the football (bit of a yawn!) and get back to some clues. I think I have the right bloke and if his wikipedia page is correct I don't think he was trying to sneak into Wimbledon when it says "crept into a hut and hid under tennis nets,"

Further to that, i have experienced pastry that is rock hard in the past, and could be described with the name of his later "invention".

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I think you and Knotty are closing in on him nicely. Prophetically, even.

 

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1 hour ago, seaJane said:

Like the last WIT, he has a somewhat fishy surname.

I note also his wife was born with a fishy surname.

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Just now, jonbem said:

I note also his wife was born with a fishy surname.

Indeed she was. Out with it, jon!

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Correct! Image from here: https://www.combinedops.com/Geoffrey Pyke.htm

 

Interned in Germany after entering the country with a false passport early in the GW, and managed to escape and get home.

Inventor of Pykrete and cousin of Magnus Pyke.

 

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thanks to Knottys "Don't tell him....." I went Pike, Concrete and WW1 on google to het Pyekrete, etc etc

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Good steer, @Knotty :)

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Well played gents. What an extraordinary bloke. Great post SJ. 

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1 hour ago, jonbem said:

thanks to Knottys "Don't tell him....." I went Pike, Concrete and WW1 on google to het Pyekrete, etc etc

the search was

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Again, thanks to Captain Mainwaring,-  "'Wondered who'd be the first to spot that one."

 

I didn't even know where to start.  Well played all.  

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 01/04/2019 at 14:27, Ron Clifton said:

Me again Ron

Going to put forward Lt Anchitel Edward Fletcher Boughey, 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade, son of Rev Anchitel Harry Fletcher Boughey, who drown in the Irish Sea when the RMS Leinster was sunk 10/10/1918.

Still struggling to find a Wilson reference.

 

Spot on, Knotty - well done. His father was the vicar of my church and the son is commemorated on our war memorial - as is James Michael Cunningham, the son of Boughey's predecessor as vicar.

 

Michaeldr has correctly identified the Wilson reference. I note that you interpreted my Leinster allusion correctly - albeit at second guess.  :lol:


Ron

 

Any possibility that this Rev Anchitel Harry Fletcher Boughey had any connection with No5 OCB Trinity College?  As I've got a mulitple signed Menu Card Dated May 31st 1918 including  "A.H.F.Boughey" or is this just co-incidental

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Who is this chap, in the first photo, in the rather natty white fedora? The second photo is by way of a clue - “free at last!”

 

 

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EDIT: images from Wikipedia

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This one has me slightly baffled UG,are we looking for a diplomat rather than a combatant? Or will that give the game away?

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8 hours ago, Knotty said:

This one has me slightly baffled UG,are we looking for a diplomat rather than a combatant? Or will that give the game away?


Perhaps the best label to pin on him would be Politician.

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After a random Googling for WW1 African politicians I'll have a go for

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr.

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