Postcard from Fred Hughes to his parents informing them that he had been taken prisoner, 4 July 1942 Item Reference : cny03565
The postcard was sent by Fred Hughes of Denbigh informing his parents that he was taken prisoner by the Italians. He was allowed to sign and date the postcard. Nothing else was to be written other than erase sentences that were not required. Fred 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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