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53911: The King's message of sympathy, sent to Leonard Green's parents

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posted on 2024-02-23, 14:45 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

This was the official message of sympathy received by all bereaved families. Despite earlier hopeful signs that their son was alive, it must have come as a devastating blow since if the King thinks you're dead it's likely to be true since, among others, it's him you're fighting for!

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

19th September 1918

Date Created

19/09/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

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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