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  1. Interesting that Jaba1914's is not the exact same cross as shown in the black and white photo posted by Utgardloki.
  2. I think this might be Sergeant Driver rather than Sergeant Doctor, Stew.
  3. It transpires that the US Library of Congress has a copy of this photo in their collection, the details of which suggest (not necessarily correctly) that it was taken between 1915 and 1920. Here is the link, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2014707821/ The tiff photo which can be downloaded from this link is of a higher definition than we have seen before. I don't think that they add a great deal to the investigation but I am posting below two extracts from the original which are of a better quality than the enlargement I originally posted. [for some reason, I can't delete the double posted image ]
  4. Thank you very much, Laurentius. Please accept a cigar, as well
  5. Give the gentleman a cigar If you click on the link below and right click the small image of the portrait above that appears there, then select 'Open image in a new tab' (in Google Chrome; other browsers may differ) you will be presented with a very large version - too large to post here, I think. http://www.zamekboskovice.cz/rod-mensdorff-pouilly Incidentally, has anyone any thoughts as to the star below the one in question?
  6. In the second photo, the medal first from the left, a Vladimir with swords? The second from the left looks like the Order of Danilo 5th Class but surely that can't be right for someone of his status, can it? I wonder if the star, bottom right, is the Italian Order of the Crown. This enlargement of the first photo might help someone in identifying some of the medals.
  7. Something I have only just noticed. Your bracelet is named for EvEns not EvAns, so a Belgium rather than a Welshman, I would suppose
  8. Ostensibly, yes. However the British Army had been issuing official ID tags since 1907 (according to the link below) so I am of the opinion that bracelets, particularly the silver ones, were more of a fashion item than anything else. See the interesting explanation, here, https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-world-war-identity-tags
  9. This has all the appearance of being one of the ID bracelets which were commonly - but unofficially - worn by soldiers during the Great War. Click on this link and then click on 'images' and you will see many more, https://www.google.com/search?q=wwi+id+bracelet You may already know that the hallmark tells that it was made in Birmingham in 1917.
  10. My great pleasure. I knew nothing about this action. That's what I like about GMIC: it's always pointing out new rabbit holes to fall down
  11. The 36th Sikhs https://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/indianinfantry/36thsikhs.htm
  12. The name is Scouller and you will find the London Gazette entry for his AFC here, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48639/supplement/28
  13. Thanks for confirming that, Bayern. I hope you enjoyed the article.
  14. By one of those strange coincidences, today's Daily Telegraph (a UK broadsheet newspaper, for those who don't know it) has published a review of a book about the first (and only?) female winner of the Velká pardubická. As far as I am aware it isn't behind the paywall (I'm a subscriber so I can't tell) so I would encourage a read as - to keep it on topic for GMIC - it mentions the influence of the Austro-Hungarian cavalry in the starting of the race as well as its politicisation just before WW2 (a third of the entry in 1937 were German officers). https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/unbreakable-richard-askwith-review-tale-nazi-fighting-jockey/
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