For sale is a WW1 Funeral Card To 2nd Lieut Alfred G Pollard Argyll & Sutherland & 14 Pages Of Research
The front of this funeral card states “Rest Well Brave Heart”, and the front cover features the Argyll & Sutherland embossed silver emblem.
The inside reads:
“Rest well, brave heart, by stream and hill, Where many a hero's grave grows green, You live in hearts that love you still, You live with Christ in realms unseen. H.M.B.”
“In Loving Memory of Our dear, brave son, Alfred Gordon Pollard, 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Who gave his life for his country on Tuesday, May 15th, 1917, In his 28th year.”
Second Lieutenant Alfred Gordon Pollard served with the 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Alfred was born in 1890 in Bedford, his Parens were Mr. H. Pollard, of 8, Woburn Rd, Bedford.
Alfred was mentioned in the london gazette on the 10th of September 1915 and it states “Alfred Gordon Pollard to be Second Lieutenant. dated 11th Septomber, 1915.”
Alfred entered the French theatre of war on the 12th of May 1916.
Alfred was sadly killed in action on the 16th May 1917 aged 27 years of age in France whilst serving with the 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. On his head stone the words “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AT REST” are inscribed. He is Remembered with Honour and hurried at BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX.
Alfred was entitled to a British war medal, victory medal and death Plaque all of which unfortunately are missing.
Accompanying this funeral card is 14 scans of his service records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. There is still plenty of research to be done on this medal!
These will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.