Letter to Harold Fry's father from the Air Ministry

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Letter to Harold Fry's father from the Air Ministry

Description

Writes they had now concluded that his son had lost his life and his death had been presumed to have occurred on 29 January 1944.

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Date

1944-11-17

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESmithJAFryL441117

Transcription

Telephone No. GERRARD 9234
Trunk Calls and Telegraphic Address :
“AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
17th November, 1944.

P.413129/7/44/P.4. (b)

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to state that in view of the lapse of time and the absence of any further news regarding your son, Acting Flight Lieutenant H.L. Fry, since the date on which he was reported missing, they must regretfully conclude that he has lost his life, and his death has now been presumed, for official purposes, to have occurred on the 29th January, 1944.

The Council desire me to express again their sympathy with you and Mrs. Fry in the anxiety which you have suffered, and in your bereavement.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

J A Smith

L. Fry, Esq.,
159, South Park Drive,
Ilford,
Essex.

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Citation

Smith J A, “Letter to Harold Fry's father from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/29815.

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