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1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, First World War Service Souvenir Card
At the end of the First World War the service of those who had served with the 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, was commemorated by a Souvenir Card. Each card or certificate was named to the soldier concerned and signed by Lieutenant Colonel Godfrey Hoare, Commanding Officer of the 1st/5th Battalion, which in 1919 was part of the British Army of the Rhine.
Soldiers, former soldiers and the relatives of the deceased were encouraged to apply for the cards through a public appeal in newspapers across the North West of England. An initial appeal was made in January 1919 which was repeated in July 1919. Souvenir Cards were issued well in to the 1920s.
There are a number of examples in the museum's collection and include the following:
See also material from Captain Albert Hodgkinson.
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