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Post card from the International Red Cross Committee to Mrs Hayes about her son as prisoner of war"

Stalag XXA, Thorn, Poland

18 June 1940

see 7.239 for Eric Hayes' memoir, "About me in a Nutshell", which describes his experiences as a prisoner of war in Poland.


Official post card from the International Red Cross Committee, Prisoner of war Central Information Agency, Geneva, Switzerland to Mrs Hayes, 84, Chester Road, Buckley, Nr. Chester, Angleterre.


Dear Madam, (Sir)

We beg to inform you that we have received a card dated 9.6.40 from the Stalag XXA Germany advising us that HAYES John Eric Bdr. [bombadier] R.A. is interned in that camp.


From now on you can send letters to the above mentioned prisoner of war to the address given, adding the following: "Kriegsgefangenenpost" (prisoners of war post) and "Gebuhrenfrei" (free of postal charges).


He is well


Yours faithfully

Comite International de la Croix Rouge,Agence centrale des prisonniers de guerre


Author: Hayes, John Eric, 1918


Year = 1940

Month = June

Day = 18

Building = Military

Document = Letter

Event = Historic

Gender = Male

People = Single

Work = Military

Extra = Military

Extra = WW2

Extra = 1940s

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