Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Air Ministry Casualty branch

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Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Air Ministry Casualty branch

Description

Informs him that there has been no news and there is little hope but action to presume he has lost his life will not be taken until 6 months from the date that he was reported missing.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-01-06

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One page typewritten letter

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EHerbertJKMadgettLR440106

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Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET, W.1.
Your Ref.P. 407611/1/P.4.B.6
6th January, 1944.

Sir,
With reference to the letter from this department dated 5th September 1943, I am directed to inform you with deep regret that all efforts to trace your son, Pilot Officer H. RR. Madgett have proved unavailing.
In view of the lapse of time, it is felt that there can now be little hope of his being alive, but action to presume that he has lost his life will not be taken until at least six months from the date on which he was reported missing.
Such action will then be for official purposes only, and you will be duly informed.
Meanwhile I am to assure you, with the sincere sympathy of the department, that all possible enquiries will continue to be made.

I am,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
For Director of Personal Services.

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

Citation

J K Herbert, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Air Ministry Casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 29, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18943.

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