Letter to Mrs E Milling from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs E Milling from the Air Ministry

Description

Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs E Milling informing her that her husband’s grave has been found in a German cemetery but it and two others are marked collectively with the names and service particulars of three of the crew who could not be identified.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1946-11-19

Contributor

Lesley Wain

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAirMinMillingEM461119

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Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
[deleted] ADASTRAL HOUSE
KINGSWAY, W.C.2. [/deleted]
73-77, Oxford Street,
London, W.1.
Gerrard 9234.
[deleted] HOLBORN 3434 [/deleted]
P.409198/43/S.7.Cas.C.4.
19th November, 1946.
Dear Mrs. E. Milling,
It is with reluctance that I must once again refer to the loss of your husband, Sergeant Edward Milling, Royal Air Force, but you will wish to know that a report has now been received as the result of investigations carried out by the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Germany.
This report states that your husband and his five comrades are interred in graves numbered 1-6 in the north east corner of the cemetery at Heyersum, approximately 6 Miles west of Hildesheim. Owing to the circumstances under which they lost their lives, however, individual identification was only possible for Sergeant Jackson, Acting Flight Lieutenant McGhie and Sergeant Ackroyd, who are interred in graves numbered 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Graves numbered 4-6 have been marked with crosses inscribed collectively with the full service particulars of your husband and the two remaining members of the crew.
All the members of the other crew involved are interred in a communal grave in the cemetery at Mahlerten.
It is hoped that the knowledge of your husband’s place of burial received after so great a lapse of time, will afford you some slight measure of consolation in your great loss.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Mrs. E. Milling,
57, West Crescent,
Clifton Side,
Beeston,
Nottinghamshire.

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E Milling from the Air Ministry ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1191.

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