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The Death of David Lloyd George – 26 March 1945

The Liberal MP, statesman and prime minster of the UK from 1916 to 1922, David Lloyd George, died in Llanystumdwy (Caernarfonshire) on 26 March 1945, aged 82.

newspaper photo of lloyd georgeLloyd George was the last Liberal prime minster of the UK, and is perhaps most famous for leading the wartime coalition government from 1916 onwards and representing UK interests work at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

However, his work as Chancellor of the Exchequer in helping the sick and infirm through legislation in “the People’s Budget” of 1909, was another great highlight of his political career.

To mark the day, we’ve posted below two newspaper articles from March 1945 that report on his death and achievements as a politician.

newspaper report about the death of david lloyd george

Gloucester Citizen – Tuesday 27 March 1945

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19450327/024/0004

newspaper report about the death of david lloyd george

Western Daily Press – Tuesday 27 March 1945

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19450327/040/0004

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