Letter to Mrs Wareing from air ministry casualty branch

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wareing from air ministry casualty branch

Description

Advises her that her husband, Acting Squadron Leader Robert Wareing, DFC and Bar, will remain classified as missing until such time as an official confirmation is received that he is a prisoner of war. They go on to advise on his personal effects and that an inventory of such items has been sent to her and a form of indemnity for her to complete. Once completed the effects will be sent to her.

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Date

1944-10-04

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Two page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EShreeveIRWareingJ441004

Transcription

[Air Ministry crest]
AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET,
W.1.
TELEPHONE: GERRARD 9234 Extn. 3801
Any communications on the subject of this letter should be addressed to:-
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE, and the following number quoted:- P.421332/44/P.4.Cas.B.3
4th October, 1944.
Madam,
I am directed to refer to your letter dated 11th September, 1944, and to advise you that your husband, Acting Squadron Leader Robert Wareing, D.F.C. and Bar, will remain classified missing, pending official confirmation that he is a prisoner of war.
With reference to the personal effects, I am to inform you that a watch and ring have been received through official channels from overseas. These are being forwarded to the Central Depository to be included with the effects this depot has received from your husband’s Unit.
From enquiries made of the depository it is understood an inventory of the effects received has been sent to you together with a form of indemnity for your completion. On receipt of the latter by the depository the effects will be forwarded to you.
It will be seen from the inventory that cash amounting to £4 and stamps value 2/10d were found with the effects and a box containing correspondence, photos and sundry papers in included with those held at the depository.
It is hoped this is the cash and the papers referred to in the copies of correspondence received with your letter.
I am further to add that the cash and value of the stamps will be credited to your husband’s account. When you husband is able to give instructions for its disposal it will be dealt with accordingly.
/Any
Mrs. R. Wareing,
56, West Common Gardens,
Scunthorpe,
Lincs.
[National Scheme for Disabled Men crest]
[page break]
Any further information received will be passed to you immediately.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services.

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Citation

I Shreeve, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from air ministry casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27896.

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