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Who is This ? ? ?


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1 minute ago, neverforget said:

Lucky you! Enjoy your break. 

I won't be far away... am going to put this week to profit to read up on my girls research and probably present you with the Etaples pics I still owe you, a year after starting that particular cemetery ! 

M.

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19 hours ago, Knotty said:

Clue, the roses

John McCormack? -  If the "Roses are shining in Picardy"

 

 

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1 minute ago, Gunner Hall said:

John McCormack? -  If the "Roses are shining in Picardy"

 

 

I went down that road too GH, but for me it led to a cul de sac. 

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1 minute ago, neverforget said:

I went down that road too GH, but for me it led to a cul de sac. 

That's me flushed dans les toilettes, then. 

 

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1 minute ago, Gunner Hall said:

That's me flushed dans les toilettes, then. 

 

Not at all; I may well be wrong. I usually am.😊 Picardy could still be relevant.

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4 minutes ago, Knotty said:

They are white Roses if that helps.

I'm not swallowing that little red herring. I'm betting my danglers he's not a Yorkshireman. 

No doubt I will be eating my words later. 😁

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6 hours ago, Knotty said:

Correct not a Yorkshireman, but they do have a bearing on identifying him.

Wild guess. Is Sergeant E Younger? 

https://flowerpowerdaily.com/white-rose-unknown-soldier/

Edit.. Yes it is.😊

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It certainly is him, well done Steve.

He was very lucky to have been chosen to select the body, without going into to much detail, when Maj. Gen. H. L. Rogers, the Quartermaster General, learned the French had used an enlisted man to select their unknown, he changed U.S. plans to use an officer and ordered Maj. Robert Harbold, a West Point graduate who was in charge of the ceremony, to pick an enlisted man to select America’s unknown.

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Good one John. To be fair he should have gone on for a good while longer but for once I got lucky. Googled white roses ww1, and that page was pretty much the first one that came up. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

looks like we're slowing down a bit... 

who's this??? 

Don't think we had this person yet... but I might be mistaken of course... 

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clue: think "hot lips" but WWI

M.

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12 minutes ago, Marilyne said:

looks like we're slowing down a bit... 

who's this??? 

Don't think we had this person yet... but I might be mistaken of course... 

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clue: think "hot lips" but WWI

M.

Is he “former Epiphany pastor and World War One hero The Rev. James F Houlihan”?

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I recognise her from WIT's earlier days.

Not a pastor, but her father called himself reverend 

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18 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

Is he “former Epiphany pastor and World War One hero The Rev. James F Houlihan”?

Alas, no.. as @neverforgetrecognizes, to start with, we're looking for a she!

M.

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While people work on yours Marilyne, here's one for you. Any ideas?

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1 hour ago, neverforget said:

While people work on yours Marilyne, here's one for you. Any ideas?

 

I do... gender issue??? 

48 minutes ago, Knotty said:

American nurse?

yes

M.

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1 minute ago, Marilyne said:

I do... gender issue??? M.

Yes indeed. That is no lady. 

Clue..Constantinople is where the picture was taken, but he is better remembered as being associated with India.

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Further to my previous clue, his association with India is partly through his book wot he rote.

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@Knotty: YES !! Perfectly right. I'm waiting for her letters home to drop in my mailbox on monday... will definitely be an interesting read. 

The "hot lips" reference was of course to the major in charge of the nurses in MASH 4077, as this was exactly the rank and function Stimson held during the war. 

@neverforget: I must admit defeat... I know the story of Paul Grappe, the French soldier who disguised as "Suzanne", but this one has me stumped for the moment. 

M.

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My person was in fact born in Italy, but went to Harrow, and trained at Sandhurst, which might be a hint at his later profession. 

His book was also made into a film. 

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27 minutes ago, neverforget said:

His book was also made into a film. 

Was the lead played by Gary Cooper?

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Just now, Knotty said:

Was the lead played by Gary Cooper?

You have it John. 😉

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