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Veteran: George Arthur Roberts, 2019 - Limited edition prints available - 250 copies only.
Original: Linen Canvas, 60cm x 70cm
WW1 Veteran: George Arthur Roberts, 2019. JACooke
George Arthur Roberts, rumoured to be one of the first Black soldiers enlisted in the British Army as a battalion bomber. A decorated soldier he became the first Black leading fireman for the London Fire Brigade in 1939. He founded a branch of the Royal British Legion in Camberwell and campaigned tirelessly for ex-servicemen. George played a crucial role in demanding the equality Black men and women deserved. George became known as “Coconut Bomber” due to his proficiency as a battalion bomber – being able to throw bombs long distance, back over enemy lines. A skill learned as a youth throwing and knocking down coconuts in Trinidad.
Original oil painting. 60cm x 70cm. Medium: Oil on canvas.