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 …”