Letter to Mrs Hobbs from the British Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Mrs Hobbs from the British Red Cross

Description

Letter regrets that Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs must be posted as missing believed killed. News that her husband and all his crew were killed was sent to the Air Ministry.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-08

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

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Identifier

EAmpthillMHobbsKM440808

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Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION
OF THE
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[British Red Cross crest]
[St John of Jerusalem crest]
[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
In replying please quote reference: NM/MFE/RAF/C.11557
8th August, 1944
Dear Mrs Hobbs,
We deeply regret that you will by now have heard from the Air Ministry that your husband, Flight Sergeant F.J. Hobbs, No.1262633, must be posted as “Missing, believed Killed in Action”, and we should like if we may to offer you the very deep sympathy of all in this Department.
The grievous news that your husband and all his companions in the aircraft lost their lives has been sent to the Air Ministry and we know they will write giving you all the details which have reached them.
We are most distressed that you should have to receive this tragic news after enduring these long months of cruel suspense.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Chairman.
Mrs. Hobbs,
32, Southcroft Road,
Tooting,
S.W.17.

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Citation

Great Britain. British Red Cross Society, “Letter to Mrs Hobbs from the British Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10167.

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