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Just now, Uncle George said:

Is he Norman Collins?

He isn't.

Look again at the grave. Taken in conjunction with my previous hint it's a huge clue. 

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Also linked to a Prime Minister's son and a VC winner.

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He is Captain Sir John Edward Fowler, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed  22nd June 1915. It is currently assumed that he was the last soldier repatriated and buried in his local church,despite the April 1915 ruling “banning” the bring home of bodies.

He was the elder son of Sir John Arthur and Lady Fowler,and the grandson of Sir John Arthur Fowler, a civil engineer who was also the engineer in chief of the Forth Bridge.

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Perfect answer John, well done. 

The date of his death was to be my next clue. I think the clues were there to be had to be fair.

Good one for today.

https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/world-war-i-articles/sir-john-edward-fowler-the-last-repatriation-from-the-western-front-in-1915/

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And that’s how I found it, having a catch up on the 22nd😁

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Just now, Knotty said:

And that’s how I found it, having a catch up on the 22nd😁

You old pre-empter you. 😂

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  • 2 weeks later...

Oufti!

As they say in Liege... I have some catching up to do...

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  • 3 weeks later...

To those of a literary bent the parental origins of this junior officer might seem a surprise?

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There's a pun in there which I am resisting -- manfully. :D

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6 hours ago, seaJane said:

There's a pun in there which I am resisting -- manfully. :D

I can see you’re getting very warm….already seaJane :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

I can see you’re getting very warm

As am I, but that is as a result of global warming. The face seems familiar but that usually means that I haven't a clue; I'm going to enjoy the two of you coming up with eliptical clues and look forward to the identification.

Pete.

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His name was changed and in his middle early years he lived and was educated abroad.

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Ha! I had him in the ready use locker fused and ready.  I'll sit this one out!

GH

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Hi Gunner

If it were a round of drinks we could go Dutch.

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Ironically there is an abstract connection with “Dutch”.

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Forgive me F, I’m  constancely playing with cryptic (well almost) clues, like Gunner I to have the ID😁

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He passed out from RMA Woolwich in 1905 and saw service in India pre war with the RFA.  As a result of being educated abroad (his mother chose that they go into exile) he was a  completely fluent German speaker.

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2 hours ago, Knotty said:

constance/constancely

Is that another cryptic clue that I won't get or just a typo? I suddenly feel like when I was at school and all the cool kids knew something I didn't, and not in a good way. I'm clearly not in with the in crowd.

Pete.

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3 hours ago, Knotty said:

Hi Gunner

If it were a round of drinks we could go Dutch.

Ohh!  Cracking idea

GH

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58 minutes ago, Fattyowls said:

Is that another cryptic clue that I won't get or just a typo? I suddenly feel like when I was at school and all the cool kids knew something I didn't, and not in a good way. I'm clearly not in with the in crowd.

Pete.

You and me both mucka. 

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Gunner Hall and Knotty are both clearly enjoying the sense of superiority from being all the wiser….

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Got him. Oscar Wilde's son Cyril.

Thanks Sea Jane 😊👍 

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45 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Thanks Sea Jane

Nice to find that you share my warped sense of humour ;)

 

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1 minute ago, seaJane said:

sense of humour

Can anyone suggest a website where I might download one? Top class clues and it all falls into place, although I feel a bit of a dullard. It's the heat (hopefully).

Pete

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2 minutes ago, seaJane said:

Nice to find that you share my warped sense of humour ;)

 

Your comment clicked with me straight away Jane 😊. A lot of hard slogging still lay ahead though before I "got it in the end" (whoops). 😉

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