Letter to Jack Newton's wife from Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Jack Newton's wife from Red Cross

Description

Confirms that a friend of her husband who she had enquired after had indeed been killed in action. In addition there was still no news of her husband,

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-12-08

Contributor

Steve Christian

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One page typewritten letter

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Identifier

SNewtonJL742570v10047

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Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM

[red cross symbol] [italics] President: [/italics] HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

[italics] Grand Prior: [/italics] H.R.H THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, K.G. [badge of St. John of Jerusalem]

[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]

[italics] Chairman: [/italics] THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.

7 BELGRAVE SQUARE

LONDON, S.W. 1

TELEPHONE NO. :

SLOANE 9696

TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:

WOMIREL. KNIGHTS. LONDON

8th December, 1941.

NM/FM

RAF/C. 672

L.4180

Dear Mrs. Newton,

We have now received a reply from Sergeant Louch to the enquiry we sent him after Sergeant R. C. Smith, 742572, had been posted as missing, believed killed in action.

We deeply regret that Sergeant Louch confirms the original report of the death of your husband’s friend. He tells us that Sergeant Smith remained in the burning aircraft until the members of his crew had baled out, and that it was as a result of his unselfish thought for his companions that he so gallantly met his death.

I am afraid that we still have no news to send you of your husband, Sergeant J. L. Newton, No. 742570, and wish we could do more to help you at this anxious time.

Yours sincerely,

[signature] Margaret Ampthill [/signature] pp A.M.

Chairman.

Mrs. M. Newton,
39a, Popes Grove Mansions,
Heath Road,
TWICKENHAM

Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Jack Newton's wife from Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27430.

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