Group of six Boy Scouts, with leader Jack Bawtree sitting in centre. Includes Sidney Valentine at centre back. Probably same as Corporal Herbert Sidney Valentine, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, who died in First World War on 24th November 1917. G/51171. On Witham War Memorial and on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France (addenda panel). Perhaps the Sidney born in Witham c.1897, son of William (a horseman) and Elizabeth (1901 census, RG 13/1725, f.81, p.16, schedule 100, Guithavon Valley). The photographer W E Bull doesn’t appear as a photographer in the directories till 1914, though he lived in Witham earlier.
|Photographer||W E Bull, Witham and Braintree|