I noted the mention in Obiter of Flight Lieutenant John Hopgood and the efforts by his family to raise money for Water Aid by auctioning his medals and memorabilia.

You may be interested to know that Flight Lieutenant Hopgood is commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Full details can be found on the commission’s website.

As with all Commonwealth casualties from the first and second world wars, the commission maintains this grave in perpetuity in line with our principle of equality of treatment for all casualties regardless of rank, nationality or class.

Good luck with the auction.

Stirling Harcus, legal adviser, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Maidenhead