Letter to Albert Evans' Mother from British Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Albert Evans' Mother from British Red Cross

Description

The letter advises that Albert is 'Missing, killed in action'.

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Date

1944-07-18

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One typewritten sheet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMEvansMJ440718

Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[crest of the British Red Cross Society] [crest of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem]
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
18th. July. 1944.
In replying please quote reference: S/LR.RAF/C.11810
Dear Mrs. Evans,
We deeply regret that you will by now have heard from the Air Ministry that your son Flying Officer A. Evans, No. 157299 has been posted “Missing, believed Killed in Action” and we should like to offer you 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 25th. March, 1944 your son Flying Officer G.F. Garland, Sergeant K.V. Miller, Sergeant M.E. Burnard, Flight Sergeant P.J. Hatton and A/Flight Sergeant A.G. Terrell lost their lives, also one member of the crew whose name had not yet been ascertained by the enemy.
Further enquiries are being made about Flying Officer Evans’ [deleted] s [/deleted] death and place of burial, and you will be notified without delay when any information reaches the Air Ministry or ourselves. Many answers are being received to enquiries of this kind, but we are afraid that they often take several months to come through.
With again our deepest sympathy,
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Chairman.
Mrs. Evans,
105 Canal House,
Jamesbridge, Wednesbury. Staffs.

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Citation

M Ampthill, “Letter to Albert Evans' Mother from British Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 4, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33000.

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