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Monday, 13 February 2012

H. Morrey Salmon

H. Morrey Salmon
Ornithologist & Glamorgan County Bird Recorder c1919-1967, Author of the Birds of Glamorgan.
Pictured when he was a Lieutenant & Adjutant, 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion, The Welch Regt. at Ypres in 1917. Morrey Salmon was awarded the Military Cross & Bar in the Great War.
Note the hessian netting to stop enemy artillery & sniper observation of British troop movements.


Clive Ellis said...


steve howcroft said...

He always had time for the young uns.

Barry Stewart said...

Top birding outfit - just the ticket for some local haunts!

Anonymous said...

His book is like stepping into birding time machine. Some great anecdotes, many sad though but riveting none the less. Indeed, the man was a legend.