Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents from D Souter



Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents from D Souter


Reports she has had no further news. She is frustrated as many others have had news their relatives are safe. Continues with news of her family. Encloses part of letter from a girl friend of her son and that a gentleman had given her an address to write to (RAF Records) . Passes on information about other crew members.




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Four page handwritten letter


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70 Abbots Way
Nov 24th 1943

Dear Mr & Mrs Madgett,
Very many thanks for your kind letter, I am sorry to say I have no further news, 15 weeks today it seems months, I really get most disheartened as different people I come in contact with have had relatives and friends reported missing since our dear boys were, and have received P.O. cards from them I begin to feel for their safety. I have enclosed this part of a letter I received from a girl friend of Arthur’s for you to read, to speak the truth I have been so worried to take much notice of it, as I have had my mother ill who passed
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away the 30th September also my father who fretted after her and he passed away just 5 weeks later 8th November so you can understand how I have been placed and feel. If you would care to make any further enquiries you please yourselves but I just don’t feel I can at the moment. It crossed my mind that if it was your son’s friend a W.A.A.F. that had received a card as Arthur had told me he was friends with one. I feel they would write home before writing to girl friends. I feel sure Arthur would as he knows how anxious we would all be. A gentleman gave me this address to write to
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R.A.F. Records
Adastral House
Kingsway W.C.
This gentleman has two sons in the R.A.F. one a Pilot the other Observer one is P.O.W. the other has been missing now for 7 weeks, he tells me they helped him a lot with the news of their first son reported missing, and they are doing all they can concerning the second one. I thought I would sit and write, it may hurry them up more. Well I will now close trusting we shall
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have some good news soon.
I remain yours
D Souter


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