Neg. No: (GP) L6453
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 30-05-1921

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Sitter: Captain Richard John Bruce Bolitho (formerly J.B. Bolitho) (1889-1965).

Captain Richard John Bruce Bolitho (formerly J.B. Bolitho) (1889-1965).

Biog: Captain, Devonshire Regiment; Reserve of Officers, Royal Corps of Signals. "He was the son of Captain Edward Alverne Bolitho and Catharine Johns Bolitho.1 He married Roselle Lempriere, daughter of Reginald Raoul Lempriere, on 14 July 1916" Source:

"Born in 1889; educated at Wellington College and Birmingham University; entered the Army through the Devon Militia in 1910; 2nd Lt, Devonshire Regt, 1912; served in France and Belgium with Devonshire Regt, Royal Flying Corps and Army Signal Service, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1918; Experimental Officer at Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich, 1919; joined Royal Signals Corps, 1921; retired, 1923; served in World War Two; seconded to RN, 1942-1946; died in 1965." Source:


Date: 30 May 1921.

Occasion: -

Location: 160 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Captain, Devonshire Regiment.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: 1914 Star; British War medal, 1914-20; Allied Victory medal, 1914-1919.

Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 3.



Captain Richard John Bruce Bolitho (formerly J.B. Bolitho) (1889-1965).

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Biog: Who's Who; Army Lists; The Times, 14 September 1965, p 12d.

Occasion: -

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1900.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.

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