WAR: Search is on for fellow escapee

My father, whose name was Joseph (Joe) Roberts, was a prisoner of war in Novara, Italy, after being captured by the German army somewhere in North Africa – Egypt we believe – in the Second World War.

He was serving with the Northumberland Hussars, but he came from Powys, Wales.

In 1944 he managed to escape with a fellow prisoner and they made their way over the border to Switzerland. We believe the man came from Northumberland, but are not certain of that.

They kept in contact for a few years afterwards, but then lost touch.

Unfortunately, we do not remember what the man’s name was so if you think that this man could be a relative of yours and you know more about their story, I would be very grateful if you could get in touch with me.

You can email me at wendyroberts321@hotmail.co.uk or write to me at the address below.

Wendy Roberts,

29 Moor Meadow,

Shobdon, Leominster,


HR6 9NT.