Notes for tribute to Lloyd George by Herbert Samuel

Notes for tribute to Lloyd George by Herbert Samuel
  • Title: Notes for tribute to Lloyd George by Herbert Samuel

  • Date : 28 March 1945

  • Catalogue number : SAM/A/123

  • Description :

    David Lloyd George died of cancer on 26 March 1945 at his home in Wales.  He was buried four days later on Good Friday beside the River Dwyfor, near his childhood home in Llanystumdwy. A great boulder bearing no inscription marks his grave. 

    On 28 March 1945 Parliament paid tribute to Lloyd George. Winston Churchill led the tributes in the House of Commons and Lord Beaverbrook as Lord Privy Seal began the tributes in the House of Lords. As a former Cabinet colleague and Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords, Viscount Samuel made a contribution and these are the notes he made prior to his speech. 

    A Memorial Service was held in Westminster Abbey on 10 April 1945. 

     

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