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“ George, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India,.. To Our Trusty and well-beloved Henry Thompson White Greetings. We reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in Our Special Reserve of Officers from the Third day of April 1915. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the Rank of Second Lieutenant or in such higher Ranks We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or appoint you to , of which a notification will be made in the London Gazette and you are at all times to exercise and well discipline in Arms the inferior Officers and Men serving under you and use your best endeavours to keep them in good Order and Discipline. And We do hereby Command them to Obey you as their superior Officer and you to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as from time to time you shall receive from Us or any superior Officer according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in you. Given at Our Court at St. James’s the Thirtieth day of July 1915 in the Sixth Year of Our Reign.”

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