Poem 'Spare a Thought', ticket to investiture at Buckingham palace, and Belgian bank notes

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Title

Poem 'Spare a Thought', ticket to investiture at Buckingham palace, and Belgian bank notes

Description

On the left a poem by Pte K R Hobbs (5th Northants Regt) entitled 'Spare a Thought' concerning mothers waiting in vain, Below ticket No 100 for entry of witness to investiture at Buckingham Palace. On the right, 20, 10 and 5 franc Belgian banknotes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1946-03-12

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

One newspaper cutting mounted on an album page
One ticket mounted on an album page
Three banknotes mounted on an album page

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Identifier

SAllenDJ1880966v10013

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Spare a Thought
Perhaps when the war is over.
And the boys came back again,
You’ll spare a thought for the mothers
Whose waiting was in vain.
Mothers whose boys are still out there
Beneath a wooden cross,
Who have to smile to cover up
The pain brought by their loss.
Those mothers freely gave their all.
And prayed and fought their fears.
But bravely read those dread words
And dried their blinding tears.
Their sacrifices brought your joys,
Their sons lie where they fought -
SO when you welcome home your boys
Please spare then just a thought.
PTE.K.R. HOBBS,
(5th Northants, Regt.).

100
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Admit one to witness the Investiture
(at 10.15 o’clock a.m.)

[CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD STAMP]
12 MAR 1946
[signatrure]
Lord Chamberlain

Collection

Citation

“Poem 'Spare a Thought', ticket to investiture at Buckingham palace, and Belgian bank notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 6, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2359.

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