Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter advises Doreen that her allowance will stop since her husband has been officially presumed dead.
Included is a sheet 'Remission of Death Duties'.

Date

1944-02-10

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

Three typewritten sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SEllisRHG918424v10074-0001, SEllisRHG918424v10074-0002, SEllisRHG918424v10074-0003

Transcription

[Royal crest]

[inserted] F. A. Form 166. [/inserted]

AIR MINISTRY,
WHITTINGTON ROAD,
WORCESTER.

TELEPHONE: WORCESTER 3411

THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE

10th February, 1944.

[underlined] ELLIS [/underlined]

918424/7.K.Cas.

Madam,

[underlined] 918424, SERGEANT R.H.G. ELLIS. [/underlined]

I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of the 4th November, 1943 in which you were notified that your present allowance would be continued until the 1st March, 1944 provided your husband was still officially regarded as missing, and to inform you with regret that as, unfortunately, the death of your husband has now been officially presumed, it will be necessary to reduce your allowance to 23/4d. a week with effect from the 24th February, 1944.

A new order book for the reduced weekly amount has accordingly been sent to the post

Mrs. D.C.M. Ellis,
253, Balham High Road,
London S.W.17.

[National scheme for disabled men crest]

/office

[page break]

office and will be handed to you on the surrender of the enclosed F.A. Form [deleted] 131 [/deleted] [inserted] /510 [/inserted]

I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,

C J Lever

for Director of Accounts.

WOR.1285

[page break]

[underlined] ROYAL AIR FORCE PERSONNEL [/underlined]

[underlined] Remission of Death Duties [/underlined]

Under the provisions of Section 38 of the Finance Act, 1924, death duties payable on the deaths of Royal Air Force personnel of the rank of Sergeant and above, who are killed or die from wounds inflicted, accidents occurring, or disease contracted while on active service may, subject to certain conditions, be remitted (wholly or partially). If such relief is sought, application for a recommendation should be addressed to the Under Secretary of State, (P.4.Cas.) Air Ministry, London, W.C. 2. Where, however, the estate does not exceed £100, death duties are not payable and it is unnecessary to apply for a recommendation.

The property of other ranks, who are slain or die in the service of His Majesty, is completely exempt from Estate Duty be Section 8 (1) of the Finance Act, 1894, as extended to airmen by the Air Force (Application of Enactments) (No.3) order, 1918. No recommendation is required but the deceased's service rank should be stated in any application for probate or letters of administration or in any death duty account. (If a question of Legacy Duty or Succession Duty arises, it may be possible to obtain relief under the Act of 1924.)

WOR. 1884.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28625.

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