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Date: October 22nd 1948
W.A. Dicks, Wing Commander

Ottawa, Canada
22nd September, 1948

Mr. D. Bell
R.R. No. 3
Clifford, Ontario

Dear Mr. Bell:

Please find enclosed a photograph which has been received from Overseas of the grave of your son, Pilot Officer James Bond Bell.

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 photography will appear correctly on the permanent headstone.

Yours sincerely,
W.A. Dicks S/L
Wing Commander
for Chief of the Air Staff