Sunday 24 April 2016

The Prince of Wales Visits the Troops

HRH Prince of Wales from the British Library

Monday 24th April 1916: The adjutant of the 1st/5th Battalion, currently at Shalufa, on the east bank of the Suez Canal tells us that their corps commander, Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies of IX Corps is to visit today. He is accompanying a special visitor – HRH the Prince of Wales(1)

Source: X550/6/8

(1) Later, briefly, Edward VIII.

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