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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

13 October 1944
MET IN ITALY

Two Pontefract friends, who used to spend their annual holidays together, met recently at the Y.M.C.A. canteen in Italy. They are Trooper John F. Booth, the son of Mr. and Mrs R. Booth,of 83 Cromwell Crescent, Baghill, and Bombardier A. Wingham, of 8 East Mount.  In a letter to his parents, Trooper Booth says they talked of Pontefract and of ''The Express''.  Trooper Booth joined the Army about eighteen months ago; went to the Middle East last May, and to Italy in August. In civilian life he was a van driver for Mr. H. Carter, wireless electrician, of Featherstone. A brother Sergeant W.J. Booth, has been in Burma for over two years. Bombardier Wingham was a van driver for Messrs Vaux Bros.

SLIGHTLY WOUNDED

Mr. and Mrs E. Fletcher, of 59 East Avenue, Pontefract, have been officially informed that their son, Private Harold Fletcher, has been slightly wounded in Belgium. Private Fletcher, who will be 20 this month, has been in the army for about 18 month, and previously was a dry cleaner at the Pontefract Laundry. His brother Able Seaman Frank Fletcher who was on the Repulse, has been in Japanese hands for three years.

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