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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 02:42:45 PM »
He was born c.1893 (possibly in Australia) and died 1962 in Devon aged 69.

Grant Ross-Bain was born on 5th February 1893 in Semaphone, South Australia.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 03:50:44 PM »
The plot thickens :-

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES

Mr. J.D. Webster and Miss J. Boyd King

A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between John Douglas, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Webster, of Croydon, and Jean Boyd King, of Uplands, Haslemere, Surrey, daughter of the late Hamilton Boyd King, of Chelsea, and Mrs. Ross-Bain.

The Times, Thu Aug 8th, 1940
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 03:55:32 PM »
...and thickens :-

FRAUDS ON POST OFFICE

OLD BAILEY JUDGE ON A FORGER'S RECORD

Grant Ross-Bain, 24, engineer, who pleaded "Guilty" at the Central Criminal Court yesterday to obtaining money from the Post Office Savings Bank by means of fraud, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment. He asked for 55 other offences to be taken into consideration.

The Times, Thu Jan 8th, 1942
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 04:01:29 PM »
 :o :o :o

In the Gazette he attached to the Territorial Engineers around 1940

Is this the same man Laura posted.  This photo was taken at the end of 1918 ???

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 04:24:05 PM »
Aw man, I'm useless at this.

First impression - nothing like. But the more I look, the more they become identical twins  ::)

I can solve some of the family mystery:

Marjorie M. Fleming married Hamilton Boyd King in Brentford,  Dec 1916. He was KIA in 1917.

KING, HAMILTON BOYD
Initials: H B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: London Regiment
Unit Text: 22nd Bn.
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. H. B. King, of 44, Flanders Rd., Bedford Park, Chiswick, London.

She subsequently married Grant Ross-Bain in 1919, as we know. So the children I listed previously must be theirs.
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This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 04:54:12 PM »
Me not good at it either  ;D
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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2011, 05:20:30 PM »
I say no.

The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 06:42:18 PM »
Cor that's good !  I say no too

The nose are similar, but the eyebrows are different...... but if you stare too long! 
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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 09:15:21 PM »
It could be Tom Dick or Harry ;D

Click on the picture to make em bigger

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 09:19:43 PM »
Well that's helpful Neil  :-\

What we want to know is Do You Think It's The Same Person  ::)
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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2011, 09:34:06 PM »
Could be but then again!!!!!!!!!

First, second and third impression. No :)

Joking apart

The nose is wrong, the ears are not on the same line as the nose, eye brows and the face is more oval than round, Oh! don't forget the chin.



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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2011, 10:02:27 AM »
It's the noses that do it for me.

Having said that - I thought the locket photos were two different men  ???

Back to the drawing board methinks.
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2011, 07:49:50 PM »
I wouldn't say it's the same man, but definite similarities, could well be related!

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2011, 09:12:36 PM »
its not the same man,you can compare eyes,ears,hair etc but theres one thing that folks overlook,have a look at the channel under the noses of both soldiers,ross-bain doesnt have one ;)ime crap at anatomy so i dont know the correct name for this channel,we called it a snot gutter at school ;D ;D

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Re: Identifying this man?!
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2011, 09:17:27 PM »
So now we have exhausted Ross-Bain anyone got another candiate for 
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He seems to have belonged to the Manchesters and then later served in the RFC.
  ???

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