Enquiry of D of R. Cross
I am writing on behalf of my father-in-law (Mr. T. Smith) to say how grateful & relieved he will be if you will endeavour to trace, if possible, the whereabouts of his son, particulars of whom are given below;
Pte. A.A. Smith No 142687 M.G.C. 18th Batt (formerly 53rd Coy) missing 21st March.
We know nothing further than this unfortunately.
(Mrs.) J. Smith
British Red Cross & Order of St. John
Postcard from Enquiry Department for Wounded and Missing, 18, Carlton House Terrace S.W. 1.
Mr. T. Smith,
100 Arcadian Gdns,
142687 Pte. A.A. Smith 18th M.G.C.
We beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and will do our best to make all possible enquiries.
As soon as we receive any information it will be forwarded to you immediately