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SERIES Identifier: HUM 126

World War I medals and related correspondence, circa 1914-1921

Scope of medals and related correspondence

This series documents George Williamson's military service and death in World War I. It contains three medals and decorations awarded posthumously to Williamson by the British Empire and sent to his widow in 1921. The medals include the Victory medal and the British War medal, each of which are accompanied by ribbons, as well as the 1914 Star clasp. The decorations are accompanied by the original envelopes in which they were mailed, a letter from the British War Office, and the issue voucher. There is also a circa 1914 photograph of Williamson in uniform and a newsclipping about his death.

Dates

  • circa 1914-1921

Language of Materials

English

Collection Access

The George Williamson personal archive is open for research use.

Extent

9 folders

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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