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    Posted: 14 May 2009 at 19:56
I would like to identify these men.  I know that the chap sitting in the middle front row is S.S.B. Purves.  The reverse has some names but I cannot make all of them out. Any help appreciated.  The photograph is dated 09/04/17.
 
H Grimwood 22 Manchest Regt mia 14/03/17, R C G Foster Royal West Surrey Regt mia 14/03/17, C F Lodge 1/8 Worcester Regt mia 17/3/17, S S B Purves mia 19/03/17.
 
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Rear of card.
 
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I believe one belongs to:
 
Name:   CROSS, RUSSELL WILFRED (signed as Buster)
Regimental number(s):  14723
Reference:  RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2168 - 3
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Hi Kass
 
Thanks very much I will check him out. Two down the rest to go.
 
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Kass,
 
Strage is 4th left back row so 5th left back row is Cross.
 
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Hi,
The last 2 signatures are difficult to make out. Through the 1910 Edinburgh phone book and several guesses, I found a James H Thin living at 2 Chalmers Cres. Looking at the family on the 1901 Census (at the same address), they have a son named James A. Thin.  I believe this may be your man.  Here is the medal card:
 
 
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Hi Kass,
 
I agree with you I think this is the right man, many thanks.
 
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The signatures are indeed difficult to make out. Let’s see what you and others think. Can you say in which camp the photo was taken? Not Holzminden, I think.

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Patrick

 In order, Here is what my records suggest:

 Lieut. Herbert GRIMWOOD, 22/Manchesters, POW 14.3.17. Mentioned in Hugh Kingsmill, Behind Both Lines, and Phillimore, G. W. P. (Lord Phillimore) Recollections Of A Prisoner Of War. Participated in a breakout from Schweidnitz.

2/Lt. Russell Wilfred CROSS, pilot, 11 Sqn., POW 17.3.17, FE2b 7695. His observer was Lieut. C. F. Lodge (see below).

Capt. R .C .Q. FOSTER, 17/R. West Surreys, POW 14.3.17.

Lieut. C. F. LODGE, observer, POW with Cross on 17.3.17.

2/Lt. L. A. T. STRANGE, pilot, 11 Sqn., POW 31.3.17, FE2b 7691. His observer shot in the air and DOW.

2/Lt. J. M. LAMB, 8/East Yorks, POW 15.3.17.

2/Lt. J. A. THIN, 5 Corps Cavalry, POW 22.3.17 (Probably same man as Karen's post)

2/Lt. Stanley Stuart Beattie PURVES, Yeo. & RFC, pilot, 19 Sqn., POW 19.3.17, Holzminden escape, etc.

 

 

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Hi Patrick,

I agree with all your comments on the above.  I believe the photograph was taken at Karlsruhe by a Fritz Albrecht and is dated 9 April 1917.  As you note all were taken prisoner around the same time.  My main interest is the chaps from the RFC but as I have the names of the others it would be nice now to identify who is who.

 

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Patrick - you unlocked the final man!
 
Name: John Martindell Lamb
Birth Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1896 
District: Patrington 
County: Yorkshire - East Riding 
Volume: 9d  Page: 323 
 
In both 1901 and 1911 census, he is living with his parents
Richard Martin Lamb, Clergyman, Church of England and Edith Marion Lamb
The Rectory, Burton Pidsea
 
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