Queen Elizabeth’s uncle killed in the Battle of Loos

August 7, 2014

According to the Daily Mail:

The Queen has a link with the conflict as her uncle Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon was killed in the Battle of Loos in 1915, which preceded the Somme campaign.

The late Queen Elizabeth began a royal tradition of having her wedding bouquet left at the grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey, when her posy was left there in 1923 after she married the Duke of York, later George VI.

She laid the bouquet in tribute to Captain Bowes-Lyon. The soldier’s burial place was only found after her death in 2002.

To read the entire article in the Daily Mail, please click here.

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