Letter to Mr and Mrs Foster from the British Red Cross Society

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Title

Letter to Mr and Mrs Foster from the British Red Cross Society

Description

The letter informs the parents of Sergeant Raymond Norman Percy Foster, that he is missing, believed killed in action.

Date

1943-06-29

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Format

One typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EAmpthillMFoster(Fam)430629-01

Transcription

WAR ORGANISATION OF THE BRITISH RES CROSS SOCIETY AND ORDER OF ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM.
[British Red Cross Crest]
[St John of Jerusalem Crest]
S/AEW
RAF C.6729
29th June 1943.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Foster,

We very much regret that up to the present we have not received any information about your son, Sergeant R.N.F. Foster, No.545719, but we think we should tell you that an official German report has reached us through the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva which states that one member of your son’s crew, Sergeant R.C. White list his life on 17th April 1943. The Air Ministry has accordingly posted this airman as Missing, believed Killed in Action. No mention is made of your son or of the other five members of the crew, and no other details are given.

Further enquiries are being made on your behalf, and you will be notifies at one id any reply is received.

We are deeply sorry to send this news as we realise how much it will add to your anxiety, but we should not feel justified in withholding it from you, nor do we think you would wish us to do so.
Yours sincerely,

Margret Ampthill HP DL
Chairman

Mr and Mrs. Foster,
18, Rostherne Avenue,
Wallasey, Cheshire.

Citation

Great Britain. British Red Cross Society and Margaret Ampthill, “Letter to Mr and Mrs Foster from the British Red Cross Society,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5490.

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