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Veteran: George Bemand, 2019 - Limited edition prints available - 250 copies only.
Original: Linen Canvas, 60cm x 70cm
WW1 Veteran: George Bemand, 2019. JACooke
Jamaican-born George Bemand had to lie about his black ancestry in order to become an Officer. Bemand, whose story was unearthed by historian Simon Jervis, became a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery on 23 May 1915, four months before Clemetson became an Officer and two years before Walter Tull. Bemand and his family migrated to Britain from Jamaica in 1907. He was the child of a white English father and a black Jamaican mother and was categorised by immigration officials as "African-Black". When asked in a military interview in 1914, whether he was "of pure European descent", Bemand said yes. His answer was accepted.
Original oil painting. 60cm x 70cm. Medium: Oil on canvas.