Letter from Lord Lucan to Leonard Green's Parents
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|Subject||Green, Leonard E.|
|Title||Letter from Lord Lucan to Leonard Green's Parents|
|Notes||This letter, signed by the Earl of Lucan on behalf of the British Red Cross and Order of St John (Dept. for wounded and missing) contains an eye-witness account of Pte. Green's death by machine-gun fire at Tretry (probably Tertry which is on the Somme-Peronne front), and was received by his parents very shortly after the letter acknowledging that he was a P o W.|
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.
|Item Date||27th July 1918|
|Creation place||Somme/Peronne front|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Dr Roger Green|