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The Second World War

Letter of consolation, from H.M King George VI, 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 H.M King George VI at Buckingham Palace to Mrs Mary Warwick, expressing deepest sympathy for the loss of her son.

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1985.22.2
Digital Number:
DMDO080n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council