Letter from War Office London to Mr Robert Hughes, 1946 Item Reference : cny03553
Letter states that the governments of Canada and South Africa have agreed to accept their share of the responsibility for fund raised at Stalag VIIIB. A further payment of £5 is added to the previous twenty-eight pounds and ten shillings that were transferred from Army Funds to Fred's estate in respect of war gratuity. Fred Hughes of Denbigh, served with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper. During his time overseas he kept in regular contact with his parents and his sister, Edith. Fred's mother died in 1943 while he was a POW. Fred served in North Africa but was captured and taken prisoner of war towards the end of 1942. He was sent to a camp in Italy before being transferred to Austria. He was killed in an allied air raid on 20 August 1944 and is buried in Auschwitz municipal cemetery. His brother Charles also served but returned safely to North Wales.
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