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Lieutenant Philip St John Basil Rathbone aka Sherlock Holmes


[This short profile of the stage, film and later TV actor Basil Rathbone first appeared in a piece by Mark Bristow as 'Seven British actors who served during the Great War'. It appeared in Firestep Vol.7. No.1 The Western Front Association London Branch magazine, all volumes of which are available for access by members using their member login]....

John Laurie : Shakespearean actor and Private Fraser in the BBC's Dads Army


John Laurie was born 25 March 1897 in Dumfries and was destined to be an architect before the Great War intervened. He admitted that he never expected to survive the conflict; in fact, he was invalided out of the service and became a sergeant-of-arms at the Tower of London. In 1919 John Laurie’s passion for Shakespeare inspired him to become an...