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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

30 June 1944
SECOND TIME WOUNDED

Mrs Mason, of 2 Cromwell Crescent, Pontefract, has been notified officially that her husband, Private Sydney Mason, is dangerously ill in hospital suffering from severe wounds received in Italy. Since that notification, however, she has received a letter from a Methodist Chaplain at the hospital saying that her husband is improving.

It is the second occasion Private Mason has been wounded, the first was in February. 32 years of age, he is a member of the regular Army with nearly ten years service. He was in Palestine and Egypt during the Abyssinian war, and during the present war fought in Norway. He joined the Central Mediterranean Forces in October.

Another Pontefract man reported wounded in Normandy is Private E. Walsh, the son of M. and Mrs John Walsh, of Harewood Avenue, Baghill.

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