MEMORIAL SCROLL & LETTER in ORIGINAL POSTAGE TUBE - PTE THOMPSON YORKS LIGHT INF


MEMORIAL SCROLL & LETTER in ORIGINAL POSTAGE TUBE PRIVATE THOMPSON (30067) KING'S OWN YORKS LIGHT INFANTRY

Memorial Plaque Scroll & Letter in their Original Postal Tube

Private George Henry Thompson, died 15th October 1916

Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

These 2 documents were issued after the death of Private George Henry Thompson who was killed in action, in France, on 16th October 1916.

They are both in good condition, having been kept in their original postage roll. This does, however, mean that they are set in a tubular shape having been in the roll for so long. I'm sure they could be pressed flat over time though.

The postage roll is addressed to Mr H Thompson of West End, Park Lane, Doncaster. The number "30067" is written in ink above the stamp, this being the soldier's number. It has one end missing and some wear but it is stable and untorn and I would consider it to be in good condition considering what it has been through.

Private Thompson was in the 10th Battalion of the King's Own, Yorkshire Light Infantry. According to , he was born in Bramwith in Yorkshire (near Doncaster).

Of the 2 documents, the larger scroll is headed by King George V's Coat of Arms and names Private Thompson in hand-written, red ink at the bottom.

The 2nd, smaller
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