Letter to Mrs Warren from Mary Carter



Letter to Mrs Warren from Mary Carter


The letter describes contact Mary has made with the priest in charge of the cemetery where George is buried. She includes his address and states that she will try and visit the cemetery in the near future.



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c/o B.W.C.E(E.S)
Lawnsdown House
Berkeley Square
London. W1.
Hamburg. 2.2.46

Dear Mrs Warren,
I have delayed writing to you before I could send you some definite news about George’s last resting place.
Today I received from the Catholic Priest of Burg-Oberbach news that George is buried in the churchyard there, under a weeping willow. He says that his crucifix and three medals, Jesus’s Heart, Virgin Mary & St Christopher were on him.
This Catholic Priest, Ludwig Wittman, only came to this parish on July 1st, but during July he held a memorial service for George.
He asked me to send you his good wishes and to tell you that he will himself care for George’s grave.
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He has asked me to visit the grave and invited me to stay with him. I am doing my utmost to get motor transport to go, and if that is not possible, I’ll try to go by train. It is only about 30 miles from here, but unfortunately there is a petrol shortage in the area and train services are not what they should be.
If you would like to write to the Priest, send the letter to me, and I’ll post it on from here.
Yours very sincerely,
Mary E. Carter.

The Priest’s address is
Herman Ludwig Wittmann [7 indecipherable words]



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