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Letter from Eric Hayes' former headmaster to his parents on his safe return from the war"

County School, Hawarden

7 May 1945

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


I was pleased that my former headmaster had written this letter so long after I had left his school.


A press cutting from an unknown newspaper at the time states:


GOOD NEWS: On Saturday Mr and Mrs J. Hayes, 84, Chester Road, received a telegram stating that their son, Bdr E. Hayes, R.A. (27), who had been a prisoner of war for five years, had been liberated and had arrived in a reception hospital in this country. Bdr. Hayes was the first Buckley man to be taken prisoner, and one of the first from Buckley to go overseas. On Monday his parents had a card from their son stating he was in a military hospital in Newport. Before joining the forces he was on the staff of the Flintshire County Council in the County Offices at Mold.

Author: Hayes, John Eric, 1918


Year = 1945

Month = May

Day = 7

Document = Letter

Event = Family

Gender = Male

People = Single

Extra = WW2

Extra = 1940s

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