armourersergeant, on 23 May 2012 - 06:56 AM, said:
I dont think it is either man! Rawling did not serve in the TA and I am positive that Snow is not the man on the left. Whilst the man on the right does have some similarites to CGR I feel it is not him.
Many thanks for the contribution.
I am primarily a collector of WW1 photographs, each of which I like to research as far as I can, and that's how I came to the extraordinary CGR. He is just the sort of character that fascinates me (please refer to my current reading signature for another, Aubrey Herbert) and after this posting I'll be off, net-wide, to track down copies of his two books. I do have an interest in the PA SLI in that one of my G.Grandfathers and his brother served with them in WW1 but really that only explains why I was fortunate enough to have a copy of the 'History' to hand. i think the point about the T.A may not be quiet so crucial - you, I and enthusiasts aplenty are aware of the difference between the T.A and a Service Battalion but this is probably not the case for the vast majority. The note I am referring to was written in biro and is certainly not contemporary with the postcard. No other information is present
I've copied the photo from the 'History' (apologies to N&M press) and you should be able to juxtapose it (using 'one note' or some such) with a blow up of my photograph that I have uploaded in the following post.
I'd be very interested in what you think.
As to General Snow, well I was being a little poetic
in my proposal.
Finally, when I next go to Taunton (not that far from me) I'll be sure to look up CGR's memorial which I understand to be in St Mary Magdelene Church.
No other information to share I'm afraid, but my CGR torch is well and truly lit.