Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the Red Cross

Description

From Red Cross prisoner of war department congratulating her on birth of her son and that they would cable through Geneva giving information about the birth to her husband.

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Date

1944-03-07

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EThorntonEMLayneAJ440307

Transcription

Red Cross Logo St. John's logo.

WAR ORGANISATION
of the
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT.

ST. JAMES'S PALACE,
LONDON. S.W.1

7th March 1944

Mrs A.J. Layne
97 Harlaxten Road
Grantham
Lincs.

Dear Mrs Layne

[underlined] Pilot officer W. Layne [/underlined]

We thank you for your letter of March 3rd and are glad to hear the good news of the birth or your son. We are sending a cable through the International Red Cross Commitee [sic] at Geneva giving this information to your husband and saying that you are both doing well. We are afraid that this cable will take some time in transit and it is quite possible that if you write yourself using an Air-mail Letter card the news will reach him as quickly as by cable.

We hope that you and your son will continue to progress well and it will not be too long before you hear from your husband telling you he has received your news.

Yours sincerely
E.M. THORNTON for
Director.

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Citation

E M Thornton, “Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30821.

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