Investiture
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The Investiture at Buckingham Palace - 27th June 1916

Here Arthur and his wife Edith have a little kiss as they leave the gates of Buckingham Palace after the investiture.

Arthur leaving the palace - his wife Edith is having her first real look at the medal.

Arthur and Edith collect their children.

I had often wondered if Arthur had been presented his VC by the King.  I therefore wrote to Buckingham Palace for information.  The letter was passed onto the Royal Archives which are based in Windsor Castle.  I received this letter from the Registrar and it indicates that Arthur was given his VC by King George himself but also that them must have talked about things - the King later entering the fact into his diary as shown below.