ANON (Twentieth-Century)
Captain F. W. Stevens An Officer (aka 'Sacre Bleu') in A Company, 2nd Essex Regiment on the Somme, 1916. '2nd Essex Regiment, Captain F.W.Stevens / O.C. A Company / 2nd Essex Regiment / Bertrancourt. Somme / 22.5.16 Sacre Bleu! '. Captain Stevens commanded A Company on the 1st July 1916 on which day the Regiment lost (dead or wounded) 22 of 24 Officers and 414 of 606 Soldiers. Inscribed and dated. Pencil on sketchbook page. Verso: 'General Sir E Allenby K.C.B / 3rd Army', pencil and watercolour. 8x5 inches.