Letter to Mrs E. Milling from the director of personal services

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Title

Letter to Mrs E. Milling from the director of personal services

Description

Letter from Air Ministry Casualties Board to Mrs E. Milling informing her that all efforts to trace her husband Sergeant Edward Milling had been unsuccessful and that there was now little hope of his being alive.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-02-16

Contributor

Lesley Wain

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

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Identifier

EAirMinMillingEM440216

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Transcription

[Air Ministry Crest]
AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET,
W.1.
GERRARD 9234
P.409198/3/P.4.B.6.
16th February 1944
Madam,
With reference to the letter from this department dated 8th October, 1943, I am directed to inform you, with deep regret, that all efforts to trace your husband, 656624 Sergeant E. Milling, have proved unavailing.
In view of the lapse of time, it is felt that there can now be little hope of his being alive, but action to presume that he has lost his life will not be taken until at least six months from the date on which he was reported missing.
Such action will then be for official purposes only, and you will be duly informed.
Meanwhile I am to assure you, with the sincere sympathy of the department, that all possible enquiries will continue to be made.
I am,
Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[underlined] DW. Kingston [/underlined]
For Director of Personal Services.
Mrs. E. Milling,
57, West Crescent,
Clifton Side,
Beeston,
[underlined] Notts. [underlined] (Nottinghamshire)
[National Scheme for Disabled Men crest]

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E. Milling from the director of personal services,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 28, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1190.

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