Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Bring your luggage and turn propeller yourself. Class picture!
John Evans Evans-Freke, perhaps. From that link to thepeerage.com:
He gained the rank of Temporary Flying Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service.
And that looks like a Moraine-Saulnier H type Monoplane
A shot at Alamy stock photos carries the text:
The Aerial Derby: Lord Carbery with his Morane-Saulnier monoplane, 1914 (1934). John Evans-Freke, 10th Baron Carbery (1892-1970) at the Aerial Derby, an air race sponsored by the Daily Mail in which the competitors flew a circuit around London. It was first held in 1912, with subsequent races in 1913 and 1914. It resumed in 1919 after the First World War, but the last edition was held in 1923. From History of British Aviation 1908-1914, Volume II, by R. Dallas Brett [The Aviation Book Club, London, 1934]
Here he is in the 1901 census aged 8, recorded as simply John Carbery, at home in Castle Freke.
His second wife, Maia Ivy Anderson, was killed in a flying accident in 1928 in Kenya, per thepeerage again.
Yikes! This Lord Carbery was quite a character - interesting stuff here - www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-1.232307
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Yikes indeed!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Do you know anything about that peculiar typeface / font of the plane's markings? I've never seen a "2" like that - or is it a "9" ?
I think this might have been taken on Saturday, 18 July 1914! Back shortly...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Very fancy French 2??
Yes, Saturday, 18 July 1914!
LORD CARBERY'S EXHIBITION
THRILLING FLIGHTS AT BRAY
On Saturday 18 July, at Mr Stanley Cochrane's beautiful grounds, "Woodbrook", Bray, Lord Carbery gave a series of illustrations of the wonderful art of aviation, of which he is such a master, including thrilling displays of "looping the loop". There was an enormous attendance, and the appearance of the daring young aviator was greeted with loud applause. He was attired simply in a light grey tweed suit and cap, and did not wear goggles or any other of the customary weird habiliments associated with flying men.
The first flight was made on a Morane-Soulnier machine, when a height of about three thousand feet was attained, and three times the thrilling looping of the loop took place...
Regarding his recent adventure in the London to Paris race, when he descended in the English Channel, Lord Carbery said he did not even get wet, and when picked up he was sitting on the top of his machine.
Here is Woodbrook on the 25" map
It had to be in Cork Great, boy.
The wing ribs almost look closer to a G than an H. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morane-Saulnier_G but I'm no expert. Gs were built a bit earlier, closer to the date range given.
Thanks all! That little biographical snapshot of the man certainly makes for interesting reading :) I had to link it from updated description :)