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Letter to Mrs Hayes about the army pay of her son while a prisoner of war"

23 August 1940

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


Office form no. 229 (e)

Regimental Pay Office

Great Central Street



Dear Madam


With reference to previous notificaton, shewing that your son Army No. 1457275 Rank Bdr Name HAYES, John Eric Unit 50B A/TK Regt. R.A. was reported as missing, information has now been received that he has been taken Prisoner of War.


You will, no doubt, wish to know the position regarding the allowances payable to you in the future.


The sum of 7/- [35p] per week, at present at issue, will continue to be issued whilst the soldier is a Prisoner of War.


Yours faithfully

Author: Hayes, John Eric, 1918


Year = 1940

Month = August

Day = 23

Document = Letter

Event = Historic

Gender = Male

People = Single

Work = Military

Extra = Military

Extra = WW2

Extra = 1940s

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