Royal memorial note from Buckingham palace, circa 1914-19


This brief note with facsimile signature of King George V George R. I. is printed on a sheet of paper 7½ x 5 ins embossed in red with the royal coat of arms and BUCKINGHAM PALACE. It would have accompanied the bronze memorial plaque which was sent to the next of kin of all ranks who fell in WW1. This poignant reminder of a life lost came from an old family album of the Leeke family of Aston Hall, Newport, Shropshire, a military family with a long history of service in the Grenadier Guards.         oct5/2  SOLD 20th MArch 2021