Letter to Albert Evans' Father from Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Albert Evans' Father from Air Ministry

Description

The letter advises that Albert has been reinterred at a British Military Cemetery at Cleve.

Date

1948-04-30

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Format

One typewritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EEAirMinEvansJT480430

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
2, SEVILLE STREET,
LONDON, S.W.1.
30 April, 1948
P.415217/44/S.14.Cas.C.7
Dear Mr. Evans,
I am very sorry to renew your grief in the sad loss of your son, Flying Officer A. Evans, but I feel that you will wish to know that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service has reported that his remains have been removed from Dusseldorf Cemetery to the British Military Cemetery at Reichswald Forest, situated 3 miles south west of Cleve, Germany, where they have been re-interred in Grave 7, Row B, Plot 7. His crew companions lie at rest in adjacent graves.
This reburial is in accordance with a policy agreed upon by His Majesty’s and the Commonwealth Governments, because it is felt that our fallen in Germany should not be left to lie in isolated cemeteries but that they should rest together in British Cemeteries specially selected for the natural beauty and peace of their surroundings. The graves there will be tended in perpetuity by the Imperial War Graves Commission.
I do sincerely hope the knowledge of his last resting place, and that it will always be reverently tended, may be of some slight comfort to you.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
[inserted] [underlined] (157299) [/underlined] [/inserted]
J.T. Evans, Esq.,
105 Canal House,
James Bridge,
Darlaston,
S. Staffordshire.
[inserted] acknowledg [sic] [/inserted]

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Albert Evans' Father from Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33002.

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