January 1944 -
AWARDED THE D.F.C
It is announced that Flying Officer Walter Rowley, whose home is stated
to be at Pontefract, has been awarded the D.F.C.
- UNUSUAL EXPERIENCES
experiences during seven years in foreign countries, most of the time
with the K.O.Y.L.I., were recalled this week by Corporal Albert
18 February 1944 - AIRMAN
Pilot Officer Arthur Briggs, who is serving with the R.A.F. overseas,
and whose home is at 'Kendale', Chequerfield Avenue, Pontefract, has
been promoted to the rank of Flying Officer.
18 February 1944 - ANOTHER SALUTE
was made in 'The Express' last week of a B.B.C. 'Salute' to the Yorks
and Lancaster Regiment. Another salute to the regiment was decided upon
in Pontefract yesterday week...
5 April 1944 - WON HIS WINGS
Mrs W.L. Thrall of 27 St Oswald Avenue, Pontefract, have received news
that their son, L./A.C. C.E. Thrall has been awarded his 'wings' and a
commision in the R.A.F.
5 April 1944 - PRISONERS BAD LUCK
letter to his parents, Mr and Mrs W. Nowell, of 7 Spink Lane,
Pontefract, Private Harry N. Nowell, who was a prisoner of war in Italy
when the country capitulated, describes how he and two others escaped,
but were recaptured
28 April 1944 -
GUESTS OF THE VICEROY
Sergeant R. Shaw, whose home is at 67 St Giles Mount, Pontefract, was
among a number of men of the Black Watch Regiment who were guests of the
Viceroy of India at the Viceroy's House, New Delhi
28 April 1944 - SPECIAL SERVICES
The national day of prayer was observed at the Horsefair Methodist
Church, Pontefract, on Sunday when there were normal congregations
May 1944 - FOR GALLANTRY
Among awards for gallantry and distinguished services in Italy,
announced this week...
16 June 1944 - WOUNDED
Lawrence Wilson, aged 22, of the East Yorkshire Regiment, whose father,
Mr. J.H. Wilson, lives in Denwell Terrace, Pontefract....
30 June 1944 - CASUALTY LIST
In the Casualty List published yesterday...
30 June 1944 - SECOND TIME WOUNDED
Mrs Mason, of Cromwell Crescent, Pontefract, has been notified
officially that her husband, Private Sydney Mason..
30 June 1944 - SWIMMING GALA
committee of the Pontefract Air Raid Warden's Service, consisting of
Messrs L.D. Rose, (Chairman), J. Wakefield (Treasurer), A. Hawley, J.G.
Dudley and W.H. Fellows, organised a swimming gala...
30 June 1944 - LOCAL INVADER WOUNDED
Mr. and Mrs John Walsh, of Baghill, Pontefract, have received news that
their son Private E. [Teddy] Walsh of the Gordon Highlanders, is in
4 August 1944 -
PONTEFRACT AND R.A.F DISPLAY
The Public Baths at Pontefract was on Wednesday a scene of great
enthusiasm, in which swimmers alike took part.
4 August 1944 - THE MILITARY MEDAL
Military Medal has been awarded to Sergeant F. Burniston of the Royal
Horse Artillery, who made his home with his sister, Mrs Pritchard...
18 August 1944 - BACK FROM CAMP
Eighty-seven cadets of the Pontefract Squadron of the Air Training Corps
are home after a week in camp at a Northern R.A.F...
18 August 1944 - SEAMAN WOUNDED
Able Seaman Frank William Henderson, the second son of M. and Mrs W.A.
Henderson, of South Avenue, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract....
15 September 1944 -
IN THREE CAMPAIGNS
Gunner William Bacon, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs H. Bacon, of 29
Duke Street, Pontefract, a veteran of three campaigns, has died of
wounds in Italy
13 October 1944 - MET IN ITALY
Pontefract friends, who used to spend their annual holidays together,
met recently at the Y.M.C.A. canteen in Italy
13 October 1944 - WOUNDED IN ITALY
Sherburn, whose mother Mrs W. Christie, lives at 61 East Avenue,
Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, has been wounded in Italy.