Some time ago, you may remember, I showed you a drawing of dugouts on the Ypres-Comines canal by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers (see the ‘Spoilbank’ Post in the Zillebeke Category). Well here’s a painting of his from July 1917, not long before he would be posted back to England to become Adjutant at the Royal Engineers Depot at Chatham. Later promoted to Captain, he would return to the front one more time before the end of the War. We will doubtless meet him again at a later date.
Huge thanks to Brian for allowing me to scan the original.