YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1946
11th JANUARY 1946
Mrs A.Linley, of 14, Olivers Mount, Pontefract, has
received official notification from the War Office that her husband,
Private Arthur Linley, of the York and Lancaster Regiment, who was
reported missing on 20th August 1944, must be presumed to have lost his
life on that date.
Private Linley, who was 27, joined the Army at the
outbreak of war, and was stationed for a time at Pontefract Barracks. He
went to Iceland, and after nearly three years there returned to England.
A week after D-Day had started he went to France with his company; and
out of his company, was the sole casualty.
Before he joined the Army, Private Linley had worked
at the C.W.S. Fellmongering Dept Pontefract from the time he left
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in Focus is researched by Maurice Haigh and reproduced
with the kind
permission of the Pontefract and Castleford Express.