Neg. No: (GP) L 8734
Neg. Size: 12"x10"
Neg. Date: 25-06-1925

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Sitter: Captain Geoffrey Frederick Robert Hirst (1895- ).

Captain Geoffrey Frederick Robert Hirst (1895- ).

Biog: Entered Grenadier Guards 1914; Lieutenant 1915; acting Captain 1917; Personal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War 1924-1926.

"Geoffrey Frederick Robert Hirst was born in 1895.

He was the son of Robert Frederick Hankey Hirst.

He married, firstly, Ina Margaret Lindner, daughter of Ernst Robert Lindner and Ina Violet Logie-Pirie, in 1920. He married Phyllis Mary Mitchell, daughter of John Wodehouse Mitchell, in 1936.

He was educated at Haileybury College, Haileybury, Hertfordshire, England. He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England. He fought in the First World War.

He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.) in 1918.

He retired from the military in 1920, with the rank of Captain, late of the Grenadier Guards.

He was personal private secretary to Secretary of State for War between 1925 and 1926."


Date: 25 June 1925.

Occasion: -

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 60 New Bond Street, London, W.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Full Dress uniform, Captain, Grenadier Guards.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: The Military Cross, with bar; 1914-1915 star; British War medal 1914-1920; 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: 2.

Captain Geoffrey Frederick Robert Hirst (1895- ).

Captain Geoffrey Frederick Robert Hirst (1895- ).

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Army Lists.

Occasion: -

Costume: Dress Regulations for the Army, London, 1911.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Military Cross) A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, Spinks Standard Catalogue of British and Associated Orders, Decorations & Medals, London, 1990; (others) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988.