The message from the War Office reported that a Leicestershire Regiment serviceman called William Smith had been wounded in action in the Persian Gulf in March 1916.
The note was found inside an envelope in a Readerâ€™s Digest atlas donated to Acornâ€™s Reuse Centre.
A note on the envelope read: â€˜To daddyâ€™s mother, notifying her of his injury (World War 1).â€™
In a Facebook post, Acorn said: â€˜We often find things, particularly documents, that might be of sentimental value.
â€˜We have come across this telegram today which was inside a book and might be of interest to the person. If it is yours please do get in touch and weâ€™d be delighted to reunite you with it.â€™
- Please email email@example.com if you recognise the telegram.