An Important Archive Relating to Field Marshall Sir John French

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2006

Sold for £80

Estimate: £100 - £150

Correspondence concerning the award of an Argentine peace medal. Copy of letter from the British Legation at Buenos Ayres to Lord Curzon forwarding six medals and award certificates: “These Medals and Notes have been sent to me by Mr. Adolfo Mugica… in his capacity as President of the Organizing Committee of the Peace Festivities… which were held in this City after the signing of the Treaty of Peace…” The six designated recipients were The King, Mr. Lloyd George, Admiral Beatty, Douglas Haig, Viscount French and Sir Reginald Tower. The certificate for French’s medal is present, together with a signed letter from the Military Secretary at the War Office, Philip Chetwode [Field Marshal Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode], forwarding both and requesting acknowledgment which French has done, noting “(Returned 17.6.20).” very good £100-150