6-foot tall and aged 17 the youngest member of his Home Guard unit, Jack was selected to model for Bruce Bairnsfather who was preparing the artwork for a government advertising campaign 'Salute the...
Person, Armed Forces, Artists' Model
We are grateful to Maria A Hessman in the USA, for telling us that her grandfather modelled for the WW1 soldier on the Rifle Brigade monument and for sending us the following information about him:...
Body builder and artists' model who posed for a number of statues on display in London. Rothwell was brought to our attention by Broderick D.V. Chow in this Londonist article. This, together with ...
Person, Art, Sport / Games, Artists' Model
In 2009 we were contacted by Alexander Ferguson Moran (Fergus), saying his granddaughter’s husband’s great grandfather was Robert Ryder, VC. Fergus could not easily get to London to investigate th...
Person, Art, War Memorial WW1, Artists' Model
Born near Barnstaple, Devon. From the picture source website: "7 years 2nd Life Guards, London. Licencee Hare & Hounds South Molton & then ran Clockmaker & Gunsmith shop in East St. ( now part of ...
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Born: 26/1/1845, 175 years ago
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12,210 brave WW1 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.
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