One month after the official disappearance of David, Fanny receives a telegram from Geneva (Switzerland), she quickly wrote to her daughter to tell her the news.
Extract from WW1 letter dated 5 August 1917
From Fanny Taylor in Balham, London to Ethel Linn in USA
“My darling Ethel,
Last evening I received a telegram from Geneva Switzerland saying Lieut David Taylor reported prisoner Karlsruhe. RedCross … Now dearie we must try and look on the bright side, and pray that all will be kind to David …”