Letter to Mrs Cahir from the Casualty Section, Ministry of Air

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Title

Letter to Mrs Cahir from the Casualty Section, Ministry of Air

Description

The letter informs Mrs Cahir that her son is a prisoner of war.

Date

1944-01-27

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One typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELangslowMCCahirM440127

Transcription

[Commonwealth of Australia crest]
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Casualty Section,
DEPARTMENT OF AIR
Merton Hall,
MELBOURNE, [deleted] [undecipherable word] [/deleted] Anderson St.,
South Yarra,
S.E.1.
TELEPHONES LA.5271
IN REPLY QUOTE RAAF.166/7/278 (9A)
65967
JAN 27 1944
Dear Madam,
I desire to confirm the telegram from this Department dated 26th January, 1944, informing you that your son, Flight Sergeant Francis Shamus Cahir, is a prisoner of war.
This information is based on a report received from the International Red Cross Committee, through the Prisoners of War Information Bureau, quoting German sources and states that your son was captured on the 20th December, 1943.
It is regretted that at present neither your son’s place of internment nor his number as a prisoner of war is known in this Department. This information, however, will be received in due course, and I desire to assure you that it will be conveyed to you immediately.
In the meantime, I am forwarding herewith two leaflets which have been issued by the Australian Red Cross Society setting out the procedure to be followed in sending parcels and communications to prisoners of war. Should you desire any further information regarding the method of communicating with your son it is suggested that you get in touch with the Australian Red Cross Society, Spring Street, Melbourne, or with any of its State bureaux.
Yours faithfully,
[signature]
(M.C. Langslow)
[underlined] SECRETARY. [/underlined]
Enc.
Mrs. M. Cahir,
505 Bell Street,
[underlined] WEST PRESTON [/underlined], Vic.

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry. Casualty Branch, “Letter to Mrs Cahir from the Casualty Section, Ministry of Air,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20131.

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