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Remembering the Prisoners of War.

Dennis Tomlinson of Lichfield Road – served in The Leicester Regt. Captured by the Japanese 15/2/1942 in Singapore. Dennis never got over his ordeal and sadly passed away on the 7th December 1964 age 46 and is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard.

Gunner Frederick Fowell was taken prisoner in 1942 in Tobruk, his capture was announced by the German Radio.

Corporal George Osborne served with Reconnaissance Corp who was taken by the enemy in North Africa.

A.B. Harold Buxton was captured on a submarine off the coast of Sicily.

Driver Jack Walkeden of the RASC was captured on the 20th of June 1942 in Tobruk by the Italians and shipped to a POW camp in Europe. Jack managed to escape and make his way to Switzerland where he was repatriated home to England – what a story.

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