The coronations of George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, and his wife, Mary of Teck, took place at Westminster Abbey in London on the 22nd of June, 1911. The ceremony was held more than a year after the death of George’s predecessor and father, Edward VII.
The Coronation Annexe was built in front of Westminster Abbey, designed to blend in with the Abbey’s Gothic features.
The Coronation Ceremony of His Most Gracious Majesty King George V in Westminster Abbey. 22nd June 1911 by John Henry Frederick Bacon.
Following the coronation, the King and Queen went on a tour that included Ireland and India.
King George ruled until his death in January of 1936.
English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.
After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.
A 1919 painting depicting the moment the Zeppelin was brought down.
Only twenty-three at the time of his accident, Warneford, a member of the Royal Naval Air Service had been hailed a hero ten days earlier when he’d brought down a German Zeppelin in the First World War.
After the presentation ceremony and reception Warneford was transporting American journalist Henry Beach Newman from an aerodrome at Buc when the plane crashed, killing both passengers. Newman died instantly, while Warneford died of his injuries shortly afterwards.
The funeral took place in July. X
In addition to his French award, he was also given the Victoria Cross.
The railway station in Aintree, England (famed for its racecourse), photographed on the 12th of June, 1959.