Letter to Roy Ellis's wife from the Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Roy Ellis's wife from the Red Cross

Description

The letter advises her that it is not possible to access records in Eindhoven, where her husband has been buried.

Date

1944-09-28

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Spatial Coverage

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Format

One double sided typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SEllisRHG918424v10040-0001, SEllisRHG918424v10040-0002

Transcription

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

Chairman: THE DOWAGER LADY AMPTHILL, C.I., G.B.E.

Telephone No. SLOANE 9696 In replying please quote reference: DL/VM/RAF/C. 8775. 7 BELGRAVE SQUARE, LONDON, S.W.1 28th September, 1944.

Dear Mrs. Ellis,

Following upon [sic] your call here on the 25th September in which you asked whether it will be possible for you to obtain further information about the circumstances in which your son, Sergeant R. H. G. Ellis, 918424. and all his companions so sadly lost their lives on the 31st August, 1943, we are writing to tell you that we fear it may not yet be possible to obtain access to records in Eindhoven or the vicinity.

As soon as circumstances permit, however, the War Graves Registration and Enquiry Section of the War Office are commencing their work [deleted] and [/deleted] [inserted in [/inserted] all liberated areas and the result of their investigations concerning members of the R.A.F. will in due course be passed to the Air Ministry.

We think, therefore, it would be best for you to write in two or three months’ time direct to:- The Air Ministry, P.4. Can., 73-77, Oxford Street, London, W.1. [underlined] p.t.o. [/underlined]

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asking if any further details have become available for you.

In the last reply which has reached us from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva in response to our enquiries about your son’s crew, we are told that full enquires are in progress with the German Authorities, but under present conditions, we fear it is possible that no further information may be forthcoming from this source.

We should not fail to write to you, however, if any news should reach us through the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva at any time for we most fully appreciate your desire to obtain all possible particulars about your son.

Please accept again our very deep sympathy in the great loss you have sustained. Yours sincerely [underlined] Margaret Ampthill [/underlined] [indecipherable word] DL Chairman.

Mrs. R. H. G. Ellis, 253, Balham High Road, London, S.W.17.

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Citation

Great Britain. Red Cross and St John war organisation., “Letter to Roy Ellis's wife from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28609.

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