Letter to Joan Wareing from Edith and all

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Letter to Joan Wareing from Edith and all

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Writes that they are sorry they are for her at this difficult time. She is in their thoughts.

Date

1944-08-15

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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WAR ORGANISATION
OF THE
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[Red Cross crest] President: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Grand Prior: H.R.H. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, K.G. [Order of St. John crest]
[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/underlined]
Chairman: THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.
Telephone No. SLOANE 9696
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
In replying please quote reference:
RE/RAF/L.24114.
29th June, 1944.
Dear Mrs. Simpson,
Your letter of June 26th, in which you make an enquiry for your son, Sergeant Henry Evan Wade SIMPSON, No. 1806333, Royal Air Force, has been passed to us by our Prisoners of War Department, as they do not deal with correspondence unless it has been definitely established that a man is a prisoner of war.
We are so sorry to tell you that no news of your son has yet come through, but all possible enquiries are being made. You may rest assured that any information which may be forthcoming from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva, or from any other source, will be conveyed to you immediately. If, however, you are the registered next-of-kin your first notification will come from the Air Ministry, but we will write to you as well.
With regard to your query, we think we should explain that we are the channel through which all enquiries are made to the Geneva Organisation, but we fear we can give you no precise indication as to the length of time which is likely to elapse before any information is received, as it varies so much according to the circumstances of the case.
We fully understand how anxiously you await some news of your son, and ask you to accept our sympathy in your suspense.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Chairman.
Mrs. L. Simpson,
Amberley, Single Street,
BIGGIN HILL, KENT.

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“Letter to Joan Wareing from Edith and all,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28106.

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