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Hi all

 

This is a tough one, sharing this 

 

Can anyone identify this otherwise unknown officer pictured at Blandford Camp? The photograph was in Thomas Otto Hartshorn's collection and written on the reverse is "Yours Sincerely, C.G.S.B."

Roy Swales, who wrote "Nelson at War 1914-1918" and whose father served in 14 Section, No.4 Platoon, A Company, Nelson Battalion with Thomas Otto Hartshorn notes that this officer: "is wearing a British Warm with army 'pips' for the army rank of lieutenant (= sub lieutenant Royal Naval Division) which makes me think that this photograph may, in fact, have been taken much later in the war, when Thomas was serving in the RND reserve battalions at Blandford between October 1915 and August 1916. It is quite possible that Thomas, as a man still suffering from the effects of his earlier illness could have been made an officer's servant during this period (especially given his address [on a postcard home to wife Sally on Saturday 15th January 1916] as 'Officers' Mess'). In that case we are looking for an unknown officer in the 1st Reserve Battalion."

 

 

Definitely late war , but who is he ?

 

Any ideas 

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NR72

Looks good doesn't it 

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helpjpl
On 29/05/2019 at 20:43, michaeldr said:

Purely on the basis of the initials, it might be C G Bowles

see https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/269257/bowles,-/

 

On 29/05/2019 at 21:09, NR72 said:

Looks good doesn't it 

 

Portraits of Lloyd's Men Whose Names Appear On Lloyd's War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sub-Lieut. Geoffrey C. Bowles, Drake Btn, RN Div, RNVR - KIA April 1917:

http://ww1photos.com/Books/LloydsMenWarMemorial1.html

 

Geoffrey C Bowles.jpg

 

JP

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