Anyway Phil Robinson was a mine of information as usual and I would like to sincerely thank him for all his efforts and encouragement.
The following information is purely down to Phil;
Peter Wilcox Gilder [ although like Morse he never used his middle name if he could help it ]
Born 12th October 1930 with his birth registered in Luton Bedfordshire.
Gilder married Doreen Sexton in 1969 at Hull registry office, and had two children, Christopher and
Joanne Gilder.The family moved to the United States of America in the 1990's after the early death of Peter Gilder.
Peter Gilder passed away in November 1990,of Motor Neuron disease.
So that is the basic outline of Peter Gilder's life, I will naturally expand on this over the next couple of posts thanks to Phil and members of the Hull wargames group. I intend to do a little piece on that group later, I think it is worthy of recording in its own right.
Below are more images from the 1974 book, The Art of Warfare on Land, by David Chandler. I have now obtained my own copy of this book which I had never heard of. The figures are from the original Peter Gilder collection, but I wouldnt like to attribute all the painting to the great man.