Letter to Mrs Wareing from the British Red Cross Society

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Letter to Mrs Wareing from the British Red Cross Society

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Writes sending her a copy of their circulars giving full directions about sending letters and parcels to her husband, who is a prisoner of war. The also send a circular regarding the sending of parcels to prisoners of war. They request that if she receives news of her husband’s camp address before them to let them know immediately.

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1944-12-07

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EThorntonEMWareingJ441207

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[inserted] PLEASE ATTACH THIS REFERENCE SLIP TO YOUR REPLY RAF/0/2801 [/inserted]
PW/78E/44.
WAR ORGANISATION
OF THE
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[British Red Cross crest] President: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Grand Prior: H.R.H. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, K.G. [Order of St John crest]
PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT
Chairman:
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR RICHARD HOWARD-VYSE, K.C.M.G., D.S.O.
General Manager of Packing Centres: THE LORD REVELSTOKE
Deputy Chairman: J.M. EDDY, C.B.E.
Directors: LT.-COL. M.W. BROWN. O.B.E.
MISS E.M. THORNTON. O.B.E.
ST. JAMES’S PALACE,
LONDON. S.W.1.
TELEPHONE NO.: ABBEY 5841
7th December 1944
When replying please quote reference: RAF/0/2801
Mrs R. Wareing
56, West Common Gardens
Old Brumby.
Scunthorpe.
Dear Mrs Wareing
As we understand that your husband, S/Ldr R. Wareing, is reported to be a prisoner of war, we are sending you a copy of our circular PW/99C/43, which gives full directions about letters. Until his camp address and prisoner of war number are known, they should be addressed as shown in paragraph 2b.
We are also sending you a circular PW/100B/44, which gives full information about parcels; but we must ask you to note that no individually addressed parcels of any kind should be despatched to a prisoner of war until his camp and prisoner of war number are known. As soon as this information is received, the special label required for the despatch of the first next-of-kin parcel, together with coupons for the purchase of clothing, and full instructions, is sent to the next-of-kin.
If you receive news of a camp address before we have sent it to you, we shall be grateful if you will kindly let us know at once, so that we may advise you about the despatch of parcels.
We hope that our circulars will give you all the information you require, but we shall always be glad to help you in any way possible. When you write to us, please quote the reference number given at the head of this letter.
Yours sincerely,
E.M. THORNTON [signature]
Director.
Encls. 99C/43.
100B/44.

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E M Tornton, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from the British Red Cross Society ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28249.

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