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7 minutes ago, Gunner Hall said:

That and the rabbit hole makes me sure I'm on the wrong track.  I've got a spreadsheet of '15 Rifle casualties and nothing leaps out.   Curiouser and curiouser

Any Warrens on it?

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Ok I think have identified him as  Captain Alan Knyveton Hargreaves

seaJanes left a couple of cryptic clue..”It's awfully easy to go off down the wrong rabbit-hole”, and previously “Literary connection at one remove”, and I’m sure that Gunner H was referring to the same reference with his “curiouser and curiouser” taken from the book referred to.

That set me off looking at the various literature & rabbit themes and the wrong “rabbit hole” refers to the old chesnut Alice in Wonderland, who was written for and based on a young Alice Liddell.
She later in her life, was to marry Reginald Hargreaves and have 3 sons, Alan, Leopold and Carly, who all went to war.

Alan and Leopold were both killed in action during the war. Alan was a Captain in 2nd Battalion the Rifle Brigade kia 9/5/1915, and his brother Leopold was a Captain in the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and was also kia 25/9/1916.  Carly was also a Captain in the Scots Guards, and survived the war, later joining the RAF. As the photograph is that of an officer of the Rifle Brigade it could only be Alan Hargreaves. We need Pal Stiletto to come on here as the Rifle Brigade is his speciality I believe.

 

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Crikey, Knotty,  I can see the enormous" Cheshire Cat " grin from here!

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On 23/07/2021 at 11:41, Gunner Hall said:

Capt. William Frederick Temple Sheridan,

No, sorry (also sorry for being so late with this - have been having a bloody stressful time).

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On 23/07/2021 at 14:47, Knotty said:

I think have identified him as  Captain Alan Knyveton Hargreaves

Correct! and well done with the clues. I thought the "living next door to" Alice might have struck a light with someone, but was obviously being too subtle.

NB third son was Caryl and not Carly; not, contrary to popular belief, a nod to Lewis Carroll. Alice's ashes are buried in Lyndhurst churchyard.

https://www.newforestparishes.com/alice-in-lyndhurst

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lyndhurst-war-memorial

 

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9 minutes ago, seaJane said:

"living next door to" Alice

Chris Normsn (ex Smokie lead singer) a gig I attended  at Leeds City Varieties May 2019. He performed that song as part of the set, along with other Smokie songs and solo stuff.

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Just catching up... for a moment I thought I'd gotten the wrong thread and was on the music thread. 

M. 

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:lol:

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Sorry I missed Alan Knyveton Hargreaves. I had been thinking about posting him (or his brother).

RM

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There's still the brother, but perhaps best leave it for a while? :D

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Anyone know this one? Well known for being on the fiddle.

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I'd put a small wager on that being Benjamin Kubelsky, a Chicago born violinist noted for his generosity with money.

Pete.

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4 hours ago, seaJane said:

There's still the brother, but perhaps best leave it for a while? :D

An interesting thought, I have removed the reference to a cryptic clue.

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9 hours ago, Fattyowls said:

I'd put a small wager on that being Benjamin Kubelsky, a Chicago born violinist noted for his generosity with money.

Pete.

You could have made it a large one Pete; right on the button. Well done 👍

"Jack Benny - Wikipedia" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Benny

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At the risk of hogging the thread, but to keep things moving, how about this gentleman?

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  • 2 weeks later...

I can't take it any more,  I'm not proud so I'll beg for a clue SJ.

 

 

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Looks a bit like a member of the Matt Hancock family😁

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On 06/08/2021 at 00:44, seaJane said:

At the risk of hogging the thread, but to keep things moving, how about this gentleman?

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Even if my country remains at war with yours . . . remember ... I am not your enemy

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28 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Looks a bit like a member of the Matt Hancock family😁

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I thought Arthur Scargill...

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1 hour ago, Knotty said:

Hancock

Certainly not Tony.

1 hour ago, Gunner Hall said:

I can't take it any more,  I'm not proud so I'll beg for a clue SJ.

 

 

Fits two of my interests...

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45 minutes ago, sassenach said:

I thought Arthur Scargill.

Not right, Jack (Peter Sellers in I'm All Right, Jack always reminds me of A.S.)

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1 hour ago, jonbem said:

surgeon sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve 

That's one of the interests, though he was a surgeon probationer on first entry (didn't stay in for long).

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If I have the right chap did he practice in Wales?

 

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