Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry.

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Title

Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry.

Description

Covering letter for the photograph of the temporary cross marking the grave of Aubrey and the other members of his crew. Photograph of the grave. On the reverse 'Grave 9-12, Row B, Plot. Brittish [sic] Military Cemetary, Bad Tolz, Durnbach, Germany.'

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1949-03-25

Contributor

Rights

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Format

One printed letter, one b/w photograph

Language

Identifier

EAirMinReadCW490325-0001, EAirMinReadCW490325-0002, EAirMinReadCW490325-0003

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[compliments slip]
The Under Secretary of State for Air presents his compliments to Mrs. C. W. Read, and begs to forward herewith photographs of cross marking the grave of No. 50611 Flying Officer Aubrey William Read. These have been received from the Army Graves Service, who are responsible for the temporary marking of war graves.
Temporary crosses will be replaced in due course by permanent headstones to be erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission. Details of the inscription on the temporary cross will be carefully checked at that stage and any errors rectified before the permanent headstone is erected.
Air Ministry, London, S.W.1 25th March 1949.

[page break]
[black and white photograph of grave site]
SJT[sic]E. W. DAVIES
F.O. J. R. C. HOBOKEN DFC
F.O. J. P. J. JENKINS
SJT[sic] G. E. G. LUCAS DFM
F.O. A. W. READ
F.O. H. G. STUFFIN
R.A.F. 26.11.43.

[page break]
[rear of black and white photograph]
GRAVE 9 – 12, ROW B PLOT.
BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY
BAD TOLZ, DURNBACH, GERMANY.

Citation

“Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Air Ministry.,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31228.

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