Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father

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Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father

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From W C Green offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing and hoping that he might have survived. Admires bravery of crews.

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1943-08-23

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EGreenWCMadgettLR430823

Transcription

Aug, 23/43
3, Hayes Close,
Hayes,
Bromley, Kent.
Telephone:
Hurstway 1088

Dear Robert,
I have just heard by telephone from the office, of your anxiety regarding your son & should like to convey my sympathy with you and his mother. Until you get the final report there is of course the hope, if ever such a slender one, that he may have survived, but I expect, in your heart, you are really hoping to hear that he passed out instantly, rather than he fell into enemy hands & probably in a badly wounded condition.
That was a terrific fight in which he was engaged & one cannot but admire his bravery in volunteering to enter into it.
I expect you know that I have not been active in Tooley St. for nearly five years. I get nowhere beyond my garden (in which I am wheeled in an invalid chair!)
Hope you are keeping as well as possible under existing conditions. Has your business been badly affected by the war? I hope not, but, as you know, it has properly upset Tooley St.
My sister joins in kindest remembrances & sympathy.
Your sincerely,
W. C. Green

Citation

W C Green, “Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18705.

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