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Letter written to mother of R.S.Robertson

Written 3rd June 1918 informing her that her son was missing following a battle

B Comp.
50th MG. BN

Dear Mrs Robertson

It is with the very deepest regret that I have to inform you that your son 2/Lt Robertson is missing. Since the morning of the 27th May, when the company took part in the battle of that day, I have been unable to obtain any news of him. I think it is possible that he is a prisoner of war.

As you will understand after this battle I have many sorrowful tasks in addition to the other extra duties detailed in these times but I can assure you that I will do my best to obtain any information and forward immediately any coming to hand.

I had the honour to be a friend of your son's at Bisley and have known him well in France. To you however to whom he is still better known it is quite unnecessary to say that he was appreciated to the full. One cannot say more of anyone than that he was a gentlemen in every sense of the word and to that title your son can certainly lay claim. He was admired and respected by all in the company and all the men still with me join in extending to you in these uncertain times their deepest sympathies.

I cannot express what I would say, but I can say "hope", and I trust that it will not be in vain.

I remain
Yours Sincerely
Lt. Brandrick 2/Lt

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