Letter from Red Cross to Donald Baker's mother

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Title

Letter from Red Cross to Donald Baker's mother

Description

Confirms that message was sent to her quoting a message from her son that said from senior British officer, Stalag Luft 3 on behalf of her son that there was no truth in any information of his death.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-20

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

One page typewritten document

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20087

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Southern Rhodesia Central Council Branch

OF THE

BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY

CHAIRMAN:

WM. BROWN ESQ.

ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO BE ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY,

G.E. CLARKSON

HEADQUARTERS:

KING’S CRESCENT, SALISBURY.

TELEPHONE 3481. BOX 1406.

August 20th, 1942

Mrs C Baker

Charlton

[Underlined] INYAZURA. [/underlined]

Dear Madam,

This is to confirm the Message we have sent to you this morning through the Inyazura Post Office, quoting the message received from your son; please find copy of Cable below.

“Received message Senior British Officer, Stalagluft 3, on behalf of Donald Baker. Please transmit (quote) Charles Baker, Charlton Inyazura; No truth in any information of my death, am alive and very well. Love Donald.”

Although you had already received this good news, it is pleasing for us to be able to send you this recent news from himself.

Yours faithfully,

[Signature]

[Underlined] SECRETARY. [/underlined]

Citation

Southern Rhodesia Council of British Red Cross, “Letter from Red Cross to Donald Baker's mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25832.

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