Private Alfred Kirkham

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My father’s name was

 3384082 Private Alfred Kirkham East Lancashire Reg.


POW number 12878


His home address was Frog Hall Legbourne Lincolnshire 


I know very little about what happened to him in the war. I think he was captured in Belgium. I remember him telling me he was not a prisoner for very long and they were given bars of chocolates when they were liberated. He managed to send a radio message to his mother telling her he was well.  I have a copy of the letter she received from the War office.


I hope this is helpful to you.


Yours Sincerely 

Marie Ford


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