Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Red Cross

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Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Red Cross

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Writes that a body of a crew member of his son's aircraft (Pilot Officer Lewis) was recovered from shore and that this indicates that disaster to his aircraft most probably occurred over the sea. They continue their enquiries.

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1943-11-26

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMMadgettLR431126

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WAR ORGANISATION
OF THE
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
President :
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Grand Prior :
H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester, K.G.
[Red Cross logo][St. John logo]
[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]
Chairman : THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.

7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1

In replying please quote reference S/AU/RAF C.8545.

26th November, 1943.

Dear Mr. Madgett,

We feel you should know of some very grave news which has reached us about a member of the crew in which your son, Pilot Officer H.R. Madgett, No.147519, was serving when he was posted as Missing.

A telegram from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva states that the body of Pilot Officer Lewis was recovered on the shore, but no locality was given. We fear that this report must indicate that the disaster to the aircraft most probably occurred over the sea.

We are continuing to make enquiries on your behalf, and need hardly say that should any news come through about your son, it will be at once communicated to you.

Please accept our very sincere sympathy in this period of prolonged anxiety and suspense.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill
Chairman.

L.R. Madgett, Esq.,
127, Longlands Road,
Sidcup,
Kent.

Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18920.

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