The book ‘Adventure’ was published in 1930 by William Heineman, London and was reprinted many times after. An introduction was written by The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Birkenhead. The book gives an account of Major-General J.E.B. Seely (Late Lord Mottistone) life and service during the First World War.
The book was signed by the words:
“To my comrade in arms in France and Belgium from 1915 to 1918 with every good wish from”
With the book came to a picture of Lt. General SirEdwin Alderson which was inscribed on the back in pencil with his name and the words “Mounted Infantry in S. Africa Boer War 1900 –1902” and the phrase: “Having commanded the Mounted Infantry with the Cavalry Division changed the war.”
We found a second Lieutenant with the name Arthur James Bartram Kiddell who was mentioned on the officers roll of the 2ndKing Edwards Horse. Arthur Kiddell previous had served with the Northumberland Fusiliers where he was a Lance Corporal and was later commissioned as a 2ndLieutenantin the Royal Garrison Artillery. In 1939, Kiddell was an Auctioneer & Art Expert Manager of Sotheby’s auction house.