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The Second World War

Invitation to collect Military Medal, James Byron Collection

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Local soldier Corporal James Byron served with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, and was awarded a military Medal for bravery. He was killed in action on 23 April 1945. Just two weeks later Germany surrendered.

 

This is a letter from the War Office to Mrs Mary Warwick, requesting her attendance at Buckingham Palace to collect the Military Medal awarded to her son.

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1985.22.2
Digital Number:
DMDO060d
Creation Date:
01-Oct-46
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council