This photograph was submitted by Anthony Farrar and shows the scout troop from about the 1910-1914 era.
Anthony writes 'Quite a poignant picture really, when you consider, that most, if not all the boys in this photograph probably served on the Western Front during the War. How many returned – we will never know.'
Baker of Halesowen and District Scouts writes '
Halesowen Scout Troop were active around the time suggested by Mr Farrar.
In June 1912 they were the holders of the “
Lieutenant Alec Edward Boucher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant
conduct on the battlefield during the
The soldier above is Second Lieutenant Alec Edward Boucher while the picture of the scout leader is taken from the Scout Photo above.
There appears to be a definite likeness .Can anyone confirm they are the same person?
D Wakeham writes ' I can confirm that the Scout Leader of the Halesowen Scout troop shown in the photograph of 1910-14 is indeed Alec Edward Boucher of Rudge Heath Claverley. Alec Boucher was my great uncle and family photographs I have can confirm him as the scout Leader shown in your photograph.'
ROLL OF HONOUR WORLD WAR 1
Boucher Alec Edward Lieutenant M.C. 11th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment Son of Benjamin and Fanny Boucher, of Rudge Heath, Claverley, Wolverhampton.. Died - 18 November, 1916. Aged - 27. Memorial - Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France.11.1.18
ALEC BOUCHERS ARMY RECORD
Information about the Wolverhampton Roll of Honour and Alec Bouchers Army Record submitted by Richard Baker
Mike Boucher writes
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