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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

18 August 1944
SEAMAN WOUNDED

Able Seaman Frank William Henderson, the second son of M. and Mrs W.A. Henderson, of South Avenue, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, was wounded during the landing in the South of France, and is now in a Surrey hospital. Nineteen years of age, he joined the Navy nearly two years ago, and was also in the landing in Normandy. Before joining the Navy he was a labourer at an aerodrome.

DOODLE BUG CASUALTY

Mr. Raymond Lane, aged 20, the son of the Mayor of Pontefract, Councillor F.W. Lane, was injured during a recent flying-bomb attack on London. Mr. Lane, who is employed by Alderman W. Barber. M.B.E. J.P., and contractor, of Pontefract, was buried beneath debris from a block of flats, on which he was engaged in repair work when the bomb fell. After treatment at a hospital he returned to his home at King's Mead but expects to go back to the South very soon.

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