Letter of condolence

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Title

Letter of condolence

Description

To Hedley Madgett's parents from Jim. Sorry to hear Hedley is missing. Hopes worst fears are unfounded as many have turned up after being reported missing. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Date

1943-08-19

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two page handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

EBrookesJMadgettLR-AG430819

Transcription

19/8/43.
29 Ryegate Road,
Grassendale,
Liverpool, 19.

My dear Amy & Bob,
We were all very sorry indeed to hear that Hedley is missing and although I was speaking on the phone my mind was all in a whirl and could not say all that I would have liked.
In writing, I only wish to say that we quite realise your feelings and only hope and trust that the worst of your fears may be unfounded.
It is hard I know to be brave under such a cloud, but as quite a number of our boys have turned up after being reported missing, there is still a shred of hope that Hedley has landed somewhere.
Bear up bravely. There may be a silver lining to the dark cloud which overshadows you.
Again I say we are truly sorry and pray

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that you you will be given sufficient strength to carry you through.

Your loving brother,

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

Citation

“Letter of condolence,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18526.

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