Royal Canadian Air Force
Ottawa, Canada, 17 November, 1950.
Mrs. Pauline Patzer
3066 Albany Road,
Dear Mrs. Patzer:
Please find enclosed a photograph which has been received from Overseas, of the grave of your son, Flying Officer Edwin Frederick Patzer.
Cemeteries are being handed over progressively to the Imperial War Graves Commission, of which Canada is a member, who are entrusted with the perpetual maintenance of the resting places of all our Fallen, and who will beautify the graves and surroundings, and erect a permanent headstone at each grave.
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.
W R Gunn WC
For (J.G. Stephenson)
For Chief of the Air Staff.