Letter to Mr and Mrs Davies from Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Mr and Mrs Davies from Red Cross

Description

Informs them that they had heard from the air ministry that their son Sergeant J R Davies was reported missing believed killed in action. Their son and four other members of his crew lost their lives on 3 August 1944.

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Date

1944-11-20

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMDavis[Fa-Mo]441120

Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[underlined]WOUNDED, MISSING AND RELATIVES DEPARTMENT[/underlined]
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
November 20th 1944.

Reference: SL/MC RAF/C.14604

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Davis,
We deeply regret to tell you we have heard from the Air Ministry that your son, Sergeant J.R. Davis, No. 1580941, Royal Air Force, has been posted ‘Missing, believed killed in action’, and we should like to offer you and your daughter-in-law the deep sympathy of all in this Department.
This action has been found necessary in view of the following grievous report which was contained in an official German statement and has been received from the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva.
We are told that on the 3rd August 1944 your son and four other members of the crew lost their lives. The information also included that Pilot Officer Wagner was captured. The remaining member is known to be safe.
We are most grieved that your great anxiety should only end with such sad news.
With again our deepest sympathy,
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill
Chairman.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis,
30, Cateswell Road,
Hall Green, Birmingham, 28

Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Mr and Mrs Davies from Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28875.

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