Private Albert Boxall

Prisoner of War Mr  and Mrs A. Boxall, of 38 Holbrook Way, Bromley, have received recent news from their son, Albert Boxall, who had been a prisoner of war in Germany since May 1940, when he was captured on the Arras front. He was in the Territorial Army before the war, and was called up at the outbreak and stationed in France.  When he was taken prisoner he was only 19. He attended Raglan Road School and was later employed as a gardener. His main hobby was golf, at which…

Ancient Church Damaged, 1940

Stained Glass Destroyed An ancient Parish Church in S.E. England was damaged during a recent air raid.  A bomb fell near the building and smashed the beautiful stained glass and did some damage to the fabric. Te Rector, who is doing .R.P. work, was engaged during the raid looking after the needs of his parishioners when the church was hit.  He is grieved over the loss __ by the smashing of the stained glass, which must have been at least three hundred years old. The church is built of flint and…