Letter from the King 1918

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I wonder how many families still have one of these ? :)

    Letter from King George V to British POW's On Their Release in 1918

    Buckingham Palace 1918

    The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries and hardships, which you have endured with so much patience and courage.

    During these many months of trail, the early rescue of our gallant officers and men from the cruelties of their captivity has been uppermost in our thoughts.

    We are thankful that this longed for day has arrived, and that back in the old Country, you will be able one more to enjoy the happiness of a home and to see good days among those who anxiously look for your return.

    George R. I.
    His Majesty King George V of the United Kingdom.

  2. sdukie

    sdukie New Member

  3. sdukie

    sdukie New Member

    Hello, I am currently tracing my family tree and have come across one of these letters. My grandfather was a POW and I would like to know what camp he was kept in. I have been in touch with the IWM in London and they said they could only find out by his War Record which I could find on the internet. Unfortunately his has been damaged and although I have his army no. and Regt I cannot go any further which is disappointing as I was planning to go and visit next year during the centenary. I would be grateful for any info on where to go next and look forward to hearing from you.
    Regards sdukie

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