Death of Robert Ambrey Court
Robert Ambrey Court was killed in action on 26 April 1917 in France, and was buried at Hermies, Pas-de-Calais, France. He was 36 years old. He left a widow, Violet, and a seven year old son, Richard Ambrey Court.
The documents pictured are extracts from the House of Lords Offices Commmittee reports (Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/CO/1/423) from 1917, showing the report of his death and two payments they made to his widow, totalling Â£470. The House of Lords Offices Committee had previously been told details of his service, along with other staff in the Lords.
He also has an entry in the House of Lords Book of Remembrance.