Telegram to MR H A Bower



Telegram to MR H A Bower


The telegram asks if a service funeral is required for his son. A handwritten reply states that this is not required and he is to sent to Hucknall Central.



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One typewritten sheet with handwritten annotations


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Reply to Telegrams, Nottm.
Telegram O.H.M.S. Reply paid for I/-
To H.A. Bower, 27 Annesley Road, Hucknall. Notts.
Please telegraph whether funeral with Service Honours at this Station or private and own arrangements desired for the late I575473 Sergt. Frank Jeffrey Bower, all expenses for service funeral will be born by R.A.F., and if you wish to attend 3rd Class return Railway warrant for two persons, one a relative, will be issued on production of this telegram at the nearest Police Station. In the event of private funeral coffin will be despatched to you by rail and a maximum of £7-I0-0 will be allowed for funeral expenses, cost of coffin to be deducted. Please reply immediately in order that arrangements can be made.
R.A.F. Upper Heyford.
[inserted] Re 1575473 Sergt Frank Jeffrey Bower.
Service funeral not requested. Please forward L.N.E. Rail to Hucknall Central Station. Advise date & time of arrival [/inserted]


RAF Upper Heyford, “Telegram to MR H A Bower,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 22, 2024,

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