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 he won many awards, including the News of the World gold medal awarded to artisan golfers.
Mrs Lionel Schooling, of Wanstead Road, Bromley, has adopted him as her prisoner of war.
Mrs Boxall is delighted that all her letters and parcels are reaching her son safely, and she gets many letters back. He had a very good Christmas with a large number of parcels and plenty of entertainments.
If any friends would care to write the address is: Prisoner of War, Albert C.J. Boxall, 15534 IIB, Stalag X.X.A., B.A.B., 40/3 Germany.
Notes: Stalag is an abbreviation of Stammlager. Though this was not exclusively the case, the Stalags camps were intended to be for NCO’s (Sergeants) and enlisted men only. Further information and stories inside these camps can be found here >
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