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53894: Letter from Lord Lucan to Leonard Green's Parents

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posted on 2024-02-23, 14:43 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

This letter, signed by the Earl of Lucan on behalf of the British Red Cross and Order of St John (Dept. for wounded and missing) contains an eye-witness account of Pte. Green's death by machine-gun fire at "Tretry" (probably "Tertry" which is on the Somme-Peronne front), and was received by his parents very shortly after the letter acknowledging that he was a P o W.

Editor's Comment:
Pte. 316448 Leonard E. Green, 1/5th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, was reported Missing in Action on 23rd March 1918 and officially declared dead, twice, before his status as a Prisoner of War was confirmed.

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Subject

Green, Leonard E.

Date

27th July 1918

Date Created

27/07/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Dr Roger Green

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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