Letter to Miss Roberts from the Red Cross

EAmpthillMRoberts441222.jpg

Title

Letter to Miss Roberts from the Red Cross

Description

Reply to a letter asking information about a friend, Sergeant J McCormick. Regrets to inform her that he had been reported killed in action on 4 April 1943 and was laid to rest in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Creator

Date

1944-12-22

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

EAmpthillMRoberts441222

Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION OF THE

BRITISH RED CROSS and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM

[Red Cross symbol] President: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN Grand Prior: H.R.H. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, K.G. [St. John crest]

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

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

Telephone No. SLOANE 9696

7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W. 1

In replying please quote reference: PMS/AH/RAF/C.6514

22nd December, 1944.

Dear Miss Roberts,

Your letter of 17th December, 1944 in which you make an enquiry for your friend, Sergeant J. McCormick No. 639959 Royal Air Force, has been passed to us by the Prisoner of War Department at St. James’s Palace.

We have received some information about this airman, and as it is of a very grave nature we fear it will come as a great shock to you.

We deeply regret to tell you that Sergeant McCormick has been posted by the Air Ministry as Missing be-lieved Killed in Action. The report that he lost his life on the 4th April, 1943 and was laid to rest in the Ceme-tery at Eindhoven-Woensel, Holland, was sent to the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva in an official German statement.

We are indeed sorry to have to send you the sad news contained in this letter, and ask you to accept our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your friend.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Ampthill

Chairman. pp [indecipherable]

Cpl. B.I. Roberts, W.A.A.F
6091 Servicing Echelon,
[inserted] RAF Manston [/inserted]
Ramsgate, Kent.

[page break]

Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Miss Roberts from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32831.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.