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Second Lieutenant DONALD SPRINGER OSBORNE - UPAVON CHURCH CEMETERY - Royal Air Force
File of correspondence concerning the grave of Second Lieutenant Donald Springer Osborne in Upavon Cemetery, UK. Main topics include: attempts to contact the next-of-kin to confirm in what cemetery Second Lieutenant Osborne was buried; to draw their attention to the Commission headstone subsequently erected on his grave in Upavon Cemetery having been disfigured by the in-painting of the inscription; and a later approach from the family drawing the Commission's attention to the deterioration of the condition of the headstone and the logistics of arranging for it to be replaced.
Includes: copies of the Commission's letters attempting to find out from the next-of-kin where the casualty was buried; subsequent letters drawing their attention to the Commission headstone subsequently erected on his grave in Upavon Cemetery having been disfigured by the in-painting of the inscription, none of which reached the intended recipients; a handwritten letter from the casualty's brother drawing the Commission's attention to the deterioration of the condition of the headstone and follow-up correspondence addressing the logistics of arranging for it to be replaced after the family could arrange to have the rest of the grave (cement bed, border and cushed stone) put in order.
22/11/1918 - 8/6/1940
UPAVON CHURCH CEMETERY
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