Thursday, April 30, 2015

East Maitland woman rediscovers postcard from POW in Germany

From the Maitland Mercury report:

A rediscovered postcard sent from a prisoner-of-war in Germany to a barber friend in Sydney has brought back some long-forgotten memories for an East Maitland woman.
Now Mae Wood wants to contact relatives of the soldier who sent the postcard to a family friend, who was  barber in Homebush.
Mrs Wood still recalls the excitement the postcard caused when it arrived at her neighbour’s house when she was only four years old.
Dated 1942, it was addressed in pencil to barber George James, posted from Lager-Bezeichnung Stalag XXA by his mate, Albert Ronald Jacobson, who had enlisted in the Australian Army on May 27, 1940.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 21, 2015.