Letter to Henry Simpson's father from the Red Cross

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Letter to Henry Simpson's father from the Red Cross

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Regrets to inform him that his son had been posted as missing believe killed. A report that his son, F/Sergeant G L Nordbye and F/Sergeant L M G Baker has lost their lives had been received through the Red Cross from an official German statement.

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Date

1944-12-19

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One page typewritten letter

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EAmpthillMSimpsonL441219

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[British Red Cross society and St John of Jerusalem crests]

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.

[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]
Chairman : THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.

Telephone No. SLOANE 9696

In replying please quote reference:
S/AEW
RAF/C.13050

7 BELGRAVE SQUARE, LONDON, S.W.I

19th December 1944.

Dear Mrs. Simpson.

We deeply regret that you will by now have heard from the Air Ministry that your son, Sergeant H.E.W. Simpson, No.1806333 has been posted “Missing, believed Killed in Action,” and we should like to offer you the deep sympathy of all in this Department.

The report that your son, Sergeant G.L. Nordbye and F/Sergeant L.M.G. Baker lost their lives on 8th June 1944 was sent to the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva in an official German statement.

Further enquiries are being made about Sergeant Simpson’s death and place of burial and you will be notified without delay when any information reaches the Air Ministry or ourselves.

Many answers are being received to enquiries of this nature, but we are afraid that they often take several months to come through.

With again our deepest sympathy.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill.
Chairman.

Mrs. L. Simpson,
“Amberley”
[missing letter]ingle Street,
[missing letter]iggin Hill,
[missing letters]t.

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M Ampthill, “Letter to Henry Simpson's father from the Red Cross ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26679.

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