Letter to Mrs Tansley from the Red Cross

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Letter to Mrs Tansley from the Red Cross

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Regrets that there is no news of her son Pilot Officer E H Tansley. If they received any information they would pass it on. Mentions they hope she has had confirmation that her son was promoted and had been awarded received a DFC.

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1943-12-10

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMTansleyI431210

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WAR ORGANISATION
of the
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM

[Red Cross Logo] [St John Logo]

[underlined] WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT [/ underlined]

7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1

10th December, 1943.

Dear Mrs. Tansley,

We have received your letter of 6th December, which has been passed to us by the Headquarters of the British Red Cross Society, in which you make an enquiry for your son, Pilot Officer E.H. Tansley, Royal Air Force.

We are very sorry to tell you that no news has been received about him up to the present, but all possible enquiries are being made. Any information which may be forthcoming from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva or any other source, will be passed to you immediately. His wife, as registered next-of-kin, will receive her first notification from the Air Ministry, but if you think she would like us to write to her as well we will gladly do so.

We note that you believe your son was awarded the D.F.C., and promoted Flight Lieutenant and we hope you have received confirmation these facts. You must be very proud of him.

May we say how much we sympathise with you in your anxiety, especially in these family circumstances. You may rest assured that we will do all in our power to help you.



Yours sincerely,

Margaret Ampthill
Chairman.

Mrs. A. Tansley,
54, Coronation Drive,
Elm Park,
Romford. Essex.

Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Mrs Tansley from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28491.

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