Letter to Mrs Wynn from British Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wynn from British Red Cross

Description

They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-07-29

Contributor

Roger Dunsford

Rights

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAmpthillMWynnK430729

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Letterhead]
FAE/RH
RAF/C.7289
29th July, 1943.

Dear Mrs. Wynn,
Thank you for your letter dated 25th July regarding your husband, Sergeant I.A. Wynn No. 1024298.
We are so sorry to have to tell you that we do not advise you to address correspondence to your husband until it is established that he is a Prisoner-of-War, and then the Prisoner-of-War Department at St. James’ Palace will give you all the necessary advice about writing.
In the case of men captured at Singapore, correspondence was sent via the Red Cross because it was clear that large numbers of our men had actually become Prisoners-of-War though we had no news of them.
We realise how anxious you are during these days of waiting but rest assured everything possible is being done on your behalf and immediately any news comes through from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva or any other source, you will be notified.
With our sympathy in your anxiety.
Yours sincerely,
[underlined] Margaret Ampthill. [/underlined
pp DL
Chairman.

Mrs. Wynn,
Sunny Brae,
Norley,
Frodsham, Nr. Warrington,
Lancs.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. British Red Cross Society and Margaret Ampthill, “Letter to Mrs Wynn from British Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11832.

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