18th. August, 1947
Mrs. M. Scandiffio
336 Hillsdale Ave.,
East, Toronto 12, Ont.
Dear Mrs. Scandiffio:
Please find enclosed a photograph which has been received from Overseas, of the grave of your son, Pilot Officer Francis Michael Scandiffio.
Cemeteries are being handed over to the Imperial War Graves Commission, of which Canada is a member, who are entrusted with the perpetual maintenance of the perpetual resting places of all our Fallen, and who will beautify the graves and surroundings.
The commission will also erect a permanent headstone at his grave, and before doing so will write to you, when an inscription of your choice (not more than sixty letters), may be submitted to be engraved on the headstone. It is not necessary for you to contact the commission.
Any discrepancy as to rank, etc., which may appear on the temporary cross shown in the enclosed photograph, will appear correctly on the permanent headstone.
For Chief of the Air Staff