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 firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me at the address below.
29 Moor Meadow,