Letter to Mrs Tansley from the Red Cross

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Letter to Mrs Tansley from the Red Cross

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Writes that her son had now been reported missing believed killed in action. Action had been taken as consequence of official German report sent to the international red cross, Geneva. The Air Ministry should have already reported where her son and crew were laid to rest.

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Date

1944-05-10

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMTansleyI440510

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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. May. 1944.

Dear Mrs. Tansley,

We deeply regret that you will by now have heard from the Air Ministry that your son, Pilot Officer E.H. Tansley, No. 149542 has been posted “Missing, believed Killed in Action”, and we should like to offer you the deep sympathy of all in this Department.

This action has now been taken, in consequence of further official German report which was sent through the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva direct to the Air Ministry, and confirmed the grievous information that all the eight members of the crew in which you son was serving lost their lives on the 2nd. December. 1943.

We feel sure you will have already heard from the Air Ministry where your son and his companions were laid to rest, and can only assure you that should we receive any further details we will immediately write to you again.

We are deeply sorry that the enquiries made on your behalf should only end with such sad news.

With again our deepest sympathy,

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 December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28492.

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