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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1918-1919 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    War Office (Issued by)
    Buckingham Palace (Issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Die-stamping and letterpress

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by the Secretary of State for War.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case P, shelf 4, box A

Physical description

Rectangular sheet of cream paper (portrait format). Top: royal coat of arms, lettered below: BUCKINGHAM PALACE., die-stamped in red. Centre: lettered: I join with my grateful people / in sending you this memorial / of a brave life given for others / in the Great War., printed in black. Bottom: facsimile of King George V's signature printed in black.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1918-1919 (made)


War Office (Issued by)
Buckingham Palace (Issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Die-stamping and letterpress


Height: 19.4 cm, Width: 12.8 cm

Descriptive line

Covering note to accompany memorial scroll and plaque sent to the families of servicemen who died in the First World War, Britain, 1918-1919.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Subjects depicted

Signatures; Coats of arms


Prints; War; Woodcuts


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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