The King's message of sympathy, sent to Leonard Green's parents
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|Subject||Green, Leonard E.|
|Title||The King's message of sympathy, sent to Leonard Green's parents|
|Notes||This was the official message of sympathy received by all bereaved families. Despite earlier hopeful signs that their son was alive, it must have come as a devastating blow since if the King thinks you're dead it's likely to be true since, among others, it's him you're fighting for!|
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||19th September 1918|
|Creation place||Buckingham Palace|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Dr Roger Green|