Thomas Henry Rafferty, (my great uncle)
Proof found, Bairnsfather based Old Bill on Rafferty
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Old Bill of The Better ‘Ole
Bairnsfather– Rafferty is the original Old Bill.
Bairnsfathers photo of men in trench 1914
Rafferty’s Bordon camp 25.04.1908
Message in a bottle Sunday September 20th
More facts & pic Thomas as bandsman.
Uneeda Film Service
Killed in action ( 25th APRIL 1915)
Go My Pal who is serving for King and Country
Ltr from Bruce Bairnsfather’s secretary
Historian’s lt plus typed copy.
Tonie and Valmai Holt’s ltr 22nd May 1990
Happy Group of Warwicks !
Humour by artist
Mr. John Belcher