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 Post subject: Re: Do you know who this is?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:00 pm 

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lil' Mac wrote:
Definitely not Jellicoe, he never had a moustache, and I can't see it being Haig.

My money is on Allenby:
The Roman nose, the prominent pointed chin are very similar, plus there simply weren't that many British generals who were particularly celebrated. Allenby was an outright victor, the conqueror of Jerusalem and Damascus.

For a left field pick, Kaiser Wilhelm II

Hmmmm, interesting. My first thought was Allenby but I couldn't find any pics in full dress so I ended up discounting him but I am now reconsidering. Even Willhelm looks a pretty good fit.

Bugger, I'm just going to have a make a decision! No more fence sitting LOL

 Post subject: Re: Do you know who this is?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:12 am 
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He's an early Governor General.

Courtesy of a little help from the Great War Forum, I present Lord Denman:
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Note that the uniform is exactly the same as the badge subject. Denman was GG at the inauguration of Canberra in 1913, which would make him a suitable candidate for a commemorative badge.

From the National Museum of Australia web site:
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The moustache does suggest two other possible candidates:

William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley (GG 1908-11)
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and John Baird, Baron Stonehaven (GG 1925-30)
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