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Saturday 20 March 1915 - Ten on service from the Halford family

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Mrs Rebecca Halford, of Wickhamford, has five sons, one grandson, and four nephews on service. This fact has been brought to the notice of his Majesty the King, and Mrs Halford has received the following letter from the Keeper of the Privy Purse, Buckingham Palace:

“Madam, - I have the honour to inform you that the King has heard with much interest that you have at the present moment five sons serving in his Majesty’s Forces. I am commanded to express to you the King’s congratulations and assure you that his Majesty much appreciates the spirit of patriotism which prompted this example, in one family, of loyalty and devotion to their Sovereign and Empire.”