LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1944
18 August 1944
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
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.