Lot 567: Urquhart, Roy

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Lot 567: Urquhart Roy: (1901-1988) British Military Officer Of World War Ii, Commanded The 1St Airborne Division During Operation Market Garden. T.L.S., R E Urquhart, One Page, 4To, Whitehall, 22Nd January 1947, To Whom It May Concern, On The Blind Embossed Stationery Of The War Office. Urquhart Writes A Letter Of Testimonial, In Full, 'Major S. Gregory Has Been Acting As My Personal Assistant For The Last 6 Months Of My Tenure As D.T.A. & A.C.F. He Has A Likeable Personality And Can Be Relied Upon At All Times To Do His Best. He Has A Cheerful Manner And Is A Very Willing Worker. His Long Experience Of The Army Has Given Him A Very Valuable Background, Of Which He Makes Full Use'. Together With An A.L.S. By Major General Russell Gurney (1890-1947), One Page, 4To, War Office, 17Th June 1946, To Samuel Gregory, Thanking Him For His Magnificent Work And Loyal Support And Also Including A Folio Document Granting The Dignity Of An Additional Member Of The Military Division Of The Order Of The British Empire To Gregory, 1St January 1941, Bearing Rubber Stamped Signatures Of King George Vi And Queen Mary. Further Including Leslie Rundle (1856-1934) British General Of World War I. A.L.S., Leslie Rundle, Three Pages, 4To, The Palace, Malta, 4Th October 1914, To [Arthur Edward Tolfrey] Christie, Stating, In Part, 'You Have Been A Great Assistance To Me In Every Way - I Shall Not Be Alive When You Get To The Top Of The Tree, But I Believe And Hope You Will Go Far. In Losing You I Part With A Good Deal; But For The Sake Of The Service & Your Own, I Do Not Regret Your Going - Though I Do For My Own....The Local Auditor Is Going To Play The Devil With This Place & Had Much Better Go To Egypt Where I Am Sure He Is Much More Wanted. I Fancy We Save Hundreds Here Where Egypt Wastes Thousands...' And Also Including A Naval Commission And Document Granting The Dignity Of An Additional Officer Of The Military Division Of The Order Of The British Empire To Lieutenant Commander Christie, Bearing Rubber Stamped Signatures Of King George V, King George Vi And Queen Mary. Some Light Overall Age Wear, Generally Vg, 6] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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