Letter to Jack Newton's wife from Red Cross

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Letter to Jack Newton's wife from Red Cross

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Informs her that one member of his crew was a prisoner of war but asked that she make no effort to contact him. They were continuing to make enquiries about her husband.

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1941-10-09

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SNewtonJL742570v10048

Transcription

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.
[Red Cross logo] [St. John logo]
[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]
Chairman : THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
9th October, 1941.
NM/FM
RAF/L.4180

Dear Mrs. Newton,
Since you telephoned yesterday, making a further enquiry for your husband, Sergeant J.L. Newton, No. 742570, and saying that you thought two members of his crew had been taken prisoner, we have been in communication with the Air Ministry on your behalf.
It seems that one of the crew may indeed be a prisoner, but at present we are asked to make no effort to get into touch with him. We can, I am afraid, only continue with the enquiries we are making for your husband and hope that it may not be very long before some information becomes available.
I did telephone yesterday afternoon, as you suggested, but am writing because I could get no reply.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill.
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 October 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27431.

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