Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry

Description

Detailing where her late husband, Sergeant Tom Wharmby and his four crew members are buried in Harderwijk Cemetery.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1947-12-06

Contributor

Frank Batten
Claire Monk

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Format

One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

ERowleySWharmbyE471206

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Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
2, SEVILLE STREET
LONDON, S.W.1.

P.404017/43/S.14.Cas.C.6.

6 December, 1947.

Dear Mrs. Wharmby,

I hesitate to refer again to the sad loss of your husband, Sergeant T. Wharmby, but I feel sure you will wish to know that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Holland have located his place of burial.

The Research Officers ascertained that all members of your husband’s crew were interred in five graves in Harderwijk Cemetery, and in order to establish individual identities they arranged for the exhumation of these graves.

Resulting from this it had been established that your husband in interred in Grave No.34, in the Military Plot of the above cemetery. This grave will now be registered with the War Graves Authorities and a cross, suitably inscribed with your husband’s name and service details, will be erected.

I much regret that owing to the formidable task of our search teams on the Continent it has not been possible to notify you earlier.

Yours sincerely,

S Rowley

Mrs. E. Wharmby,
7, Blantyne Avenue,
Walkden,
Near Manchester.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 19, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17131.

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