Letter to Joan Wareing from Enid

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Letter to Joan Wareing from Enid

Description

Sends sympathy over her bad news. Seems to have been through a similar experience.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-12

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One page handwritten letter

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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:
S/AEW RAF/C.13050
19th December 1944.
Dear Mrs. Simpson,
We deeply regret that you will now have heard from the Air Ministry that your son, Sergeant H.E.W. Simpson, No. 180633 has been posted “Missing, believed Killed in Action”, and we should like to offer you the deep sympathy of all in this Department.
The report that your son, Sergeant G.L. Nordbye and F/Sergeant L.M.G. Baker lost their lives on 8th June 1944 was sent to the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva in an official German statement.
Further enquiries are being made about Sergeant Simpson’s death and place of burial and you will be notified without delay when any information reaches the Air Ministry or ourselves.
Many answers are being received to enquiries of this nature, but we are afraid that they often take several months to come through.
With again our deepest sympathy.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Chairman.
Mrs. L. Simpson,
“Amberley”
Single Street,
Biggin Hill,
Kent.

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Citation

“Letter to Joan Wareing from Enid,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28108.

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