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The note accompanies a photograph of the grave of Robert Frazer.

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Informs him that information from German records states that the aircraft in which his son was flying was shot down at Dongeren (Gelderland) and that the crew were buried in Epe near Zwolle.

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Reports still no news of her husband. German authorities have informed the International Red Cross that two members of his crew Pilot Officer Russell and Flying Officer Petts have been buried in military cemetery in Venlo, Limburg, Holland. They…

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Writes of further reports that three unidentified airmen flying in the same aircraft of her husband had been buried in the military cemetery at Venlo and gives grave numbers. They were buried near the other two members of the crew previously…

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Letter from British Red Cross Society informing Isabel of the location of Andrew's grave at Doberitz, near Berlin.

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Letter states that Warrant Officer Fear, Andrew's captain was buried at Doberitz (near Berlin) and it is likely that Andrew would also be buried there. When there is official confirmation, either they or the Air Ministry will send it to her.

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The letter advises her that it is not possible to access records in Eindhoven, where her husband has been buried.

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Flying log book for R Starkey covering the period from 26 January 1942 to 30 March 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown, includes certificates, instructional notes, newspaper clipping and a personal account of being shot down. He…

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A sketch of a specimen headstone with instructions for wording. Included is a note accompanying photographs of a temporary cross marking Roy's grave.
On the reverse is handwritten 'Burial Ground Eindhoven (Woensel) Gen Cem (EE-103) Holland'.

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- Letter from War Office dated 10 August 1945, to William Burkitt's mother, confirming to her that he had been buried in a cemetery near Brussels.

- A letter from the Air Ministry dated 6 April 1948, forwarded with two…

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The letter informs Sam's wife that Sam has died in an accident.

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

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Arthur Woolf was working in an office before he volunteered for the RAF. He was keen on flying and would cycle to Castle Bromwich airfield to watch the aircraft. He was accepted for aircrew training and became a wireless operator. After joining a…

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A detailed account of an operation on Friday, 8th October 1943. The crew of Lancaster 'N for Nan' were Pilot PPilot Officer John Charles Peter Taylor from London, Flying Officer Stewart Stubby bomb aimer from Herefordshire, Warrant Officer James…

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Peter's RAF service with 57 Squadron is detailed. This was his second tour and he lists his new crew:
Flt Lt J B P 'Tuesday' Spencer, 20 years, Pilot from Greenside, Co Durham
Sgt W D E West, 21 years, Mid Upper Gunner, from Barking, Essex
Sgt H…

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This account was written by Henry for publication in 'The Digger'. Henry recounts that in 2010 he became aware that the National Lottery were awarding grants to veterans to visit places with special memories for them, he applied and was successful.…

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A note from the King expressing sympathy for her great sorrow.
There is also a newspaper cutting referring to George, his grave and his family.

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Raymond Race was born in a family working in the textile industry and joined the RAF in 1943, serving on the metropolitan communications squadron. Tells about his family’s military service: his father joined the Royal Field Artillery; his eldest…

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A document describing the activities of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

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Imperial War Graves Commission are asking Jessie Redgrave to complete a form requesting additional information regarding Harry Redgrave's headstone.

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A letter to the Bower family from the Imperial War Graves Commission explaining about headstones and inscriptions on their son's grave. On the reverse is handwritten references.

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Details of the marking of headstones of War Graves.

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Permanent headstones with personal inscriptions were now in place. Asks if they had considered contributing to the cost of engraving personal inscriptions. Relatives were under no obligation to send a contribution unless they wished.
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