Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry

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Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a service to provide a photograph.

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1955-01-18

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One typewritten letter on headed notepaper

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ECabbeMReadCW550118

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DW Tel. No. [deleted] EDGWARE 2361 [/deleted] [inserted] Stonegrove 6361 Ext.

AIR MINISTRY,
LONDON ROAD,
STANMORE,
MIDDLESEX.

P.411125/S.14 (Cas.) 18th January, 1955.

Dear Mrs. Read,

Thank you for your letter dated 10th January.

The responsibility for the erection of permanent headstones is that of the Imperial War Graves Commission, Wooburn House, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, Bucks. I am therefore sending a copy of your letter to the Secretary of the ``commission, who will no doubt reply to you direct and confirm whether or not the headstone has been erected over your son’s grave.

No arrangements have been made to re-photograph graves after the erection of the permanent headstones, and the Department has made no promises to next of kin that such photographs would be provided. It is known, however, that the British Legion, 49, Pall Mall, London S.W.1. has a photographic service in connection with war Graves and would arrange to have a special photograph of your son’s grave taken at a moderate fee.

On receiving confirmation from the Imperial War Graves Commission that your son’s headstone has been erected, you may therefore like to address an enquiry to the British Legion.

I would like to suggest, however, that you postpone placing an order for a photograph until the spring or early summer, when conditions are obviously more suitable.

Yours sincerely, [signature] M. Crabbe [/signature]

Mrs. M. Read,
30, Newland Street West,
Lincoln.

Citation

M Caffe, “Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31163.

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