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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

15 September 1944
IN THREE CAMPAIGNS

Gunner William Bacon, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs H. Bacon, of 29 Duke Street, Pontefract, a veteran of three campaigns, has died of wounds in Italy. Twenty-two years of age, he joined the Army about three years ago, and served in North Africa and Sicily.  Before being called up he was a pony driver at the Prince of Wales Colliery.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

The monthly meeting of the Pontefract P.O.W. Club was held on Monday. ''The Yorkshire Evening News'' P.O.W Clubs reviewed the position of P.O.W. in Germany in light of the present war situation, and described the arrangements made to maintain, as far as possible, the supply of Red Cross parcels. Mrs Gold (Organising Secretary) has recently been in contact with many men who have escaped  from Italian camps, and was able to give first hand accounts of their adventures. She also dealt with questions relating to P.O.W in the Far East and with letters and parcels to Germany; repatriation; and the after-care of P.O.W.

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