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Hunting trophies

Hunting trophies

An inscription on the album page identifies these hunting trophies as 'G.F. Mockler's bag, 1897.'

This presumably refers to Gerald Francis Mockler, born at Cheltenham in Gloucestershire on 4 July 1858. His father was Edward Mockler, a surgeon with the 17th Lancers who retired on half-pay in 1861 with the honorary rank of Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals. Gerald, his son, served in the militia rather than in the Army. He began his career as a Sub-Lieutenant in the 2nd (South Devon) Infantry. He was later a Major in the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. He died, aged 77, at Oxford on 8 June 1935 and was buried in the parish of Cowley on 12 June 1935.

Photographer and location unidentified.

Code: 125205
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