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I’m going say Lothar Von Richthofen, he fits the bill,  born in Warsaw, like his brother, the Red Baron, he was a cavalry man to start with and cousin to General Field Marshal Wolfram Von Richthofen. Killed in an flying accident 1922.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothar_von_Richthofen

If it is, where did picture eminate from? It looks to be taken after he suffered his head injuries (broken nose) in March ‘18, when he crashed his badly mauled plane.

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6 minutes ago, Knotty said:

I’m going say Lothar Von Richthofen, he fits the bill,  born in Warsaw, like his brother, the Red Baron, he was a cavalry man to start with and cousin to General Field Marshal Wolfram Von Richthofen. Killed in an flying accident 1922.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lothar_von_Richthofen

If it is, where did picture eminate from? It looks to be taken after he suffered his head injuries (broken nose) in March ‘18, when he crashed his badly mauled plane.

No fooling you squire.😁 Hats off to you. I was hoping for a longer run with him but you've nailed him straight away. Well played.

40 victories makes you wonder how much more of a prominent figure he would have been without his more illustrious brother.

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Another sportsman. I think he should be easy to identify. Again I have cropped the photo.

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Cricketer, I believe played for my home county.

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1 hour ago, jonbem said:

Cricketer, I believe played for my home county.

Correct. I cropped his blazer pocket badge to avoid giving away his county. He looks less grim in this picture than in many others.

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He survived, although wounded, a day when many men of his battalion, including a professional colleague were killed.

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So he is a Yorkshire cricketer, wounded and survived, was he a Leeds or Bradford Pal?

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3 minutes ago, jonbem said:

Born in Wombwell, Barnsley

That’s Roy Kilner, died in India of typhoid, in the 20’s 

The other in contention would have been Archibald Dolphin, he survived, the only other Leeds Pal was  Major Booth who was Kilners friend but killed on the Somme.

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From left to right three of Yorkshires cricketing greats and original members of the Leeds Pals Battalion Dolphin, Booth and Kilner

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4 minutes ago, ilkley remembers said:

From left to right three of Yorkshires cricketing greats and original members of the Leeds Pals Battalion Dolphin, Booth and Kilner

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THat's excellent. When I started to look at the Leeds Pals men I was looking at Laurie Milner's book in which I think might be pictures of the sportsmen in inter company teams of the "wrong" sport. Ther is certainly one of Evelyn Lintott in a team for the "right" sport looking unhappy as his team had lost.

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Another sportsman (courtesy of the IWM). He played for his country and the Army, among others.

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He was killed in action during the first autumn of the war. He is commemorated on a number of war memorials including two near me. (No help to you at all but there seems to be no surviving officer's record.)

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On 15/10/2021 at 20:08, rolt968 said:

He played for his country

I assume that it in this case it’s not England, but one of the other Home nations, and I’m also going to take a punt on as he’s commemorated near you the chances are he played for Scotland.

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12 minutes ago, Knotty said:

I assume that it in this case it’s not England, but one of the other Home nations, and I’m also going to take a punt on as he’s commemorated near you the chances are he played for Scotland.

See if we can narrow down this lot?

List of Scotland rugby union players killed in World War I - Wikipedia

 

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8 minutes ago, jonbem said:

See if we can narrow down this lot?

Only 2 that meet the KIA in the first autumn, up to the start of October

James Laidlaw Huggan
Ronald Francis Simson
 

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Ok WIT

Sorry it’s small image and cropped (uniform gives to much away), served for the duration of the war, highly decorated.

 

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12 hours ago, Knotty said:

Ok WIT

Sorry it’s small image and cropped (uniform gives to much away), served for the duration of the war, highly decorated.

 

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Is he Alexander Wilkinson?

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14 hours ago, jonbem said:

 

Well done! I probably gave you too many clues at once. He's on one of the War Memorials I am researching. (An easy one as it gives the dates of death. Also he is in Nigel McRery's Into Touch.)

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42 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

Is he Alexander Wilkinson

Hi UG

No not him, in fact he has no connection to the sporting fraternity.

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Clue= Prominent in the Principality

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