Group photos from Great Britain

Cadets of the second Oxford detachment in a chilly Oxford classroom.
Photo of men in heavy coats, mostly seated at a table, apparently listening and taking notes from an instructor standing in front of them.
Men of the second Oxford detachment in a chilly classroom.  Numbering the men from left to right, 1 and 2 are Bostick and Springs.  Barksdale, looking up at the instructor is 6.  7 is Neely (in front of curtain), and 8 is probably Knox (looking down).  12, partially visible, may be Hooper.  14, to the left of the instructor, is Stillman.  I am grateful to Mike O’Neal for some of the identifications.  He has a copy of the photo, and there is also a copy among the Barksdale documents at the Barksdale Global Power Museum.
Bird’s eye map reading at Oxford.
Photo of fifteen men in overcoats gathered around a table with what appears to be a large map on it.
This photo was used to illustrate The History of the Air Service in Great Britain (Gorrell B.2), where this caption is provided: “Air Pilots in the Making: Photo shows American flying cadets learning ‘Bird’s eye map-reading’ in British school.” The balding, mustached cadet in the center is Stillman; it appears to be Hooper looking over his shoulder. Barksdale stands third from right.
Men of the Oxford detachments
Large group photo of about 180 men in uniform ranged in about 10 rows before an American flag and ivy-covered walls.
This photo of Oxford detachment men, still wearing American campaign hats but with the white bands the British used to mark cadets is presumably a mix of men from the first and second Oxford detachments; by my count, there are 187 cadets in the photo (plus four staff officers), so presumably neither detachment is represented in its entirety. Many men from the second Oxford detachment, including Vaughn, Herbert, Springs, Carpenter, Payden, and Fleet, are recognizable. This copy of the photo was among the possessions of Lloyd Ludwig and handed down in his family; my thanks to his great-nephew, Lloyd Ludwig, Jr., and to Michael O’Neal. My thanks to David Grider for finding the location of the photo: it was taken in the Fellows’ Garden (now the Provost’s Garden) of Queen’s College, against the wall of the library.  Murton Llewellyn Campbell provides a probable date for the photo. He wrote in his diary on October 15, 1917, that “The whole American detachment had a picture taken at the Queens this afternoon.” A higher resolution image can be seen here.
Cadets outside in shiny boots, clutching books, at Oxford.
Members of the second Oxford detachment in what was apparently a publicity photo taken at Oxford; a copy was among Hooper’s possessions. The men are now wearing R.F.C. caps; the white bands mark them as cadets. Springs is on the far right, looking away from the camera. Bevin is towards the left, standing in front of the other men and looking into the camera. I am grateful to Mike O’Neal for the identifications.
Cadets, Exeter College, Oxford.
Photo of a long line of uniformed men standing in front of the towering, ivy covered walls of gothic buildings; they are in the northeast corner of the front quadrangle of Exeter College, Oxford.
Cadets still wearing their campaign hats, in the northeast corner of the front quadrangle at Exeter College, Oxford. This publicity photo credited to the General Press Organization was among Hooper’s possessions.
Recreation at Oxford.
Photo of three men in uniform standing next to bicycles on a leafy street.
This photo was probably taken early in the cadets’ time at Oxford, before they were required to upgrade their uniforms and wear Sam Browne belts. Bulkley is on the left, and Chalaire on the right. The man in the middle is perhaps Carlton. I am grateful to Mike O’Neal for a copy of this photo.
Four cadets at Oxford.
Four hatless men in military tunics standing before ivy-covered walls.
Bulkley, Chalaire, Frost, and Carlton at Oxford, probably early in October, before uniforms were upgraded and Sam Browne belts required.  The location may be Peckwater Quadrangle, where cadets assigned to Christ Church College would have had their rooms.  I am grateful to Mike O’Neal for permission to use his copy of this photo. Another copy, belonging to Dixon, was reproduced on p. 82 of Reed and Roland’s Camel Drivers.
Four more cadets at Oxford
Four men in uniform at Oxford.
The men are, left to right, Marvin Kent Curtis, Uel Thomas McCurry, Hugh Douglas Stier, and Elwood D. Stanbery, against the background of Peckwater Quadrangle, the building where the cadets roomed at Christ Church College.  All but Curtis are wearing the new (to them) R.F.C. caps with the white bands marking them as cadets, but they don’t yet sport Sam Browne belts.  The photo is reproduced from a copy on p. 27 of Payden, J.R.: Joseph R. Payden, 1915–1925, with the kind permission of Joan Payden.
Football at Grantham.
An informal shot of fifteen men ready to play football.
The winning team, the Unfits, at the Thanksgiving Day football game at Grantham. Standing, left to right: Stanbery, Maloney, Chapin, Hardin (captain), Fleet, Porter (identification tentative), and Wilson. Crouching, left to right: Goad, Read, Ludwig, Brader, Devery, Jensen, and (from the opposing team) Payson and Gaipa. Most of the identifications come from a copy of the photo kept by Clayton Knight and reproduced by Peter Kilduff on p. 199 of “Clayton Knight—Artist and Airman.”  Ludwig noted the names of his team members in his diary; apparently missing from the photo is Kerk. Payden also kept a copy of the photo, and the above is scanned from p. 37 of Payden, J.R.: Joseph R. Payden, 1915–1925, with the kind permission of Joan Payden. See here for a larger version.
Football at Grantham: Ready for the snap.
A football team ready to play.
In back, left to right:  Chapin, Stanbery (quarterback), Hardin (captain and halfback), Maloney. In front: Goad, Read, Ludwig, Brader (center), Devery, Jensen, and unidentfied (possibly Kerk, although it looks more like Payson from the opposing team). Team members Fleet and Maloney were, according to Ludwig, substitutes, and don’t appear here. This photo was among Stanbery’s papers, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of his great niece, Barb Pepper.
Thanksgiving banquet at Grantham 1917
From p. 38 of Payden, J.R.: Joseph R. Payden, 1915-1925, courtesy of Joan Payden. Burr Watkins Leyson stares over his shoulder into the camera from the middle right; Paul Vincent Carpenter is third from right in the row of men standing under flags at the back. Help with further identifications would be welcome. A larger version can be seen here.
Cadets sent to No. 33 H.D. Squadron at Gainsborough and Scampton in December 1918
Seven of the eight men posted to No. 33 Home Defense Squadron on December 3, 1917. Left to right:  Albert Elston Weaver, George Dana Spear, Anker Christian Jensen, Dana Edmund Coates, Gilbert Allan Woods, Forrest Thomas McCook, and William Thomas Clements. The eighth cadet, Arthur Paul Supplee, may have taken the picture, which is preserved in Clements’s photo album.
Officers and cadets at Melton Mowbray
A photo of seven men, two of whom, by the wings on their chests, are officers and pilots; identifications are written in ink below the photo.
This photo of men assigned to No. 38 Squadron at Melton Mowbray, probably taken in early 1918, was among Payden’s possessions. The men are, left to right:  Joseph Raymond Payden, Evans (otherwise unidentified), Albert Frank Everett, Harrison (otherwise unidentified), Arthur Ashhurst, Eric Frank Haselden, and Robert Brewster Porter.  Ashhurst and Haselden were British officers who had been at 38 since the summer of 1917; Payden, Everett, and Porter of the second Oxford detachment were still cadets.  Reproduced from p. 52 of Payden, J.R.: Joseph R. Payden, 1915–1925, with the kind permission of Joan Payden.
Roth, Middleditch, and Carlton
A photo of three men in flying clothes in a field.
John Arnold “Jerry” Roth, George Orrin Middleditch, and Donald Elsworth Carlton in a photo presumably taken by Joseph Raymond Payden at Waddington in late January or the first part of February 1918.  Roth was in the first Oxford detachment, Middleditch and Carlton in the second with Payden.  The photo is reproduced from a copy on p. 48 of Payden, J.R.: Joseph R. Payden, 1915–1925, with the kind permission of Joan Payden.
Brown, Paskill, and B.E.2c 9972 at London Colney
Charles Edward “Ted” Brown and Reuben Lee Paskill with a B.E.2c 9972 at London Colney, January 13, 1918, in a photo take by Parr Hooper.
Fry, Curtis, and seven-year-old Tristram Rainey at Radlett
A photo of two men in uniform, but without pilots' wings, outdoors, apparently in the backyard of a house, standing in front of a boy, about seven years old.
Clarence Horne Fry (on the left), Marvin Kent Curtis, and seven-year-old Tristram Rainey. This photo was apparently taken by Mrs. Rainey at her home in Radlett, not far from London Colney, where Fry and Curtis were stationed.  Courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  For detail, see here.
Court martial at Ayr, March 1918
A photo of five men in uniform standing, in front of a sixth man, apparently seated.
In this photo taken at Ayr in March 1918, the men standing (l to r) are “Watts,” Thomas John Herbert, Paul Stuart Winslow (of the first Oxford detachment), Francis Kinloch Read, and “Dawley.” In front is Fred Ryman. I am grateful to Wayne Braby for the negative from which this (cropped) reproduction has been made; the negative probably originally belonged to Winslow. Braby has provided the identifications in quotation marks; “Watts” may be Raymond George Watts; Dawley is thus far not further identified. Ola Sater, in a letter to Braby of Decemer 11, 1971, identified Ryman. The occasion of the photo (also reproduced, cropped, in “Attached to 56 Squadron”) was a “Special Court Martial,” about which nothing further is known.