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THE HARRY LAUDER MILLION POUND FUND

Archivist Veronica Schreuder introduces records relating to a fund established by Sir Harry Lauder
Sir Harry Lauder intended the Million Pound Fund to benefit those servicemen who had returned home from the First World War and were facing hardship

Sir Harry Lauder was the highest paid artist in variety theatre during the First World War, and the enthusiastic driving force behind ‘The Harry Lauder Million Pound Fund’. Registered as a war charity in August 1917, it aimed to ‘supplement the state or any other pension for Scottish pensioned or discharged sailors… and soldiers and the dependents of deceased Scottish sailors and soldiers who have served or directly suffered by the war’.

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