The Duke of Connaught gives decorations to next-of-kin of fallen soldiers.
Duke of Connaught decorates next of kin. Location of events unknown.
Duke and other officers approach. Duke standing at table; with some widows standing before him; and a line of guards at the side. CU profile Duke shaking hand of A widow in uniform, wearing a black veil. CU another widow; dressed in full mourning with long black dress; black hat; black veil; and carrying a baby. Duke gives her a box with the medal in it; shakes her hand; she curtsies.
A little boy comes up with his mother to receive decoration of his dead father. Duke hands her the medal; then shakes hands with the boy and talks to him; the boy salutes bravely. Next; another widow and another; smaller child, the Duke is bending down to pin the medal on the child.
Death; grief; ceremony; royalty; tradition; children. World War One; casualties; honours. The