INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTWORKERS' FEDERATION
Telephone: KEMPSTON 325.
2 Stuart Street,
9th July 1940.
Dear Friend Tewson,
A Fransisco Fernandez was brought to my office yesterday, and I enclose for your consideration a letter he had received from the British Committee for Refugees from Spain, a rough translation of same, and his Certificat showing that at one time he was a seaman.
However for the last three years he has been fighting in the Spanish Republican Army and in the French Army, and has been wounded seven times.
Through the good efforts of a Spanish seamen who was on a Yugo Slava in a French port he managed at the last minute to get on board and was brought to Neport [Newport], Mon.
He is absolutely down and out, and I have expained to him through an interpreter that as the T.U.C. is getting very short of funds at present, it may be impossible for us to help him. I am therefore asking if you would get into touch with the B.C.R.F. for Spain, and see if they could help financially.
Kindly return documents.
Best wishes, Yours sincerely
H.V. Tewson Esq.