Letter to Alfred Dickerson's father from RAF records department

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Letter to Alfred Dickerson's father from RAF records department

Description

Informs him that confirmation had been received through the Red Cross that his son was killed in action on 28 January 1942. He was buried in military cemetery in Düsseldorf.

Date

1942-05-19

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EOCRAFRecDepDickersonG420519

Transcription

Telephone No.: SPRINGWELL (GLOUCESTER) 2407
Telegraphic Address:
RECORDS TELEX GLOUCESTER

RECORD OFFICE,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
GLOUCESTER

Date: 19th May 1942

Your Ref.: C7/930296

Dear Sir,

With reference to previous correspondence, it is my painful duty to inform you that confirmation has now been received from a German Official List, forwarded by the International Red Cross Committee, that your son, No. 930296 Sergeant Alfred James DICKERSON of No. 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force, was killed in action on the 28th January 1942. His death is therefore presumed, for official purposes, to have occurred on that date. According to further information received, he was buried in Grave No. 70, Section III in the North (Military) Cemetery, Dusseldorf.

Steps will now be taken to dispose of those of his personal effects which are under Royal Air Force control and you will receive a further communication about this in due course.

The Air Council desire me, in conveying this information to you, to express their sympathy and deep regret at your son’s death in his Country’s service.

I am,
Dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(signature)
Air Commodore,
Air Office i/c Records,
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

G. Dickerson, Esq.,
16 Hillside Grove,
Southgate,
London, N.14.

Citation

RAF records office, “Letter to Alfred Dickerson's father from RAF records department,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33462.

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