Letter to Ivy Stone from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Ivy Stone from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter refers to her husband being buried at Daleiden. In time his body will be reinterred at Rheinberg Military Cemetery.

Date

1946-11-20

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Format

One typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PStoneGB16010020

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch)
73-77 OXFORD STREET
LONDON, W.1

20th November 1946.

Dear Mrs. stone,

I hesitate to renew your grief by referring again to the loss of your husband, Pilot Officer G. B. Stone, however, a recent report received from the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service states that he is buried with the other members of his crew in the cemetery at DALEIDEN, Germany. (This confirms the German information already passed on to you).

This report also states that the graves have been registered, but that all the bodies will be concentrated to RHEINBERG British Military Cemetery, as soon as possible. The burial particulars will be forwarded to you as soon as they become available.

Your husband's grave will then be registered with the Imperial War Graves Commission, who will write to you to consult your wishes as to the wording of an inscription to his memory, when the permanent headstone is erected.

I sincerely hope that the knowledge that your husband's grave will be cared for in perpetuity by the Imperial War Graves Commission will be of some slight comfort to you in the great loss you have sustained.

Yours sincerely,

E. F. Butler (FLIGHT LIEUTENANT)

Mrs. I.M. Stone,
Nancyville,
Plantation Terrace
Dawlish, Devon.

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Ivy Stone from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28298.

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