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MS 543


Geoffrey Gunther papers



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Gunther, Geoffrey R.

Geoffrey R. Gunther was one of 3 brothers. He attended Eton (M.D.H.) and served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards during WWI. He was killed at Preux-le-Sar, France, on 4th November 1918 (a week before the Armistice). His youngest brother, Leslie, died in an aeroplane crash in 1922.



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Geoffrey Gunther's schoolwork, presumably from his time at Eton, accompanied by a photograph of his room at Eton, issues of 'The Eton Chronicle' that mention either Geoffrey or Leslie Gunther, sketches and caricatures by Gunther at the front and a letter of condolence regarding Leslie Gunther.

Publication note

P. A. J. Wright, 'Lieutenant Geoffrey Gunther MC, Grenadier Giuards: "Drawing was his favourite pastime"', The Guards Magazine, no. 196 (Autumn 2019), pp. 54-57. Copy housed with archive (presented by the author).
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