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Pte John Henry Handley

British Army Gloucestershire Regiment

from:Dudley, West Midlands

My Grandfather was Jack Handley. From his service record and recent geneology studies I know that he was held in Stalag XXb. From family history passed down I know he may have been on the long march which took place from Jan-April 1945 when he may have been injured. My Mom said that he didn't talk much about the war but one friend said that he may have had in the camp emigrated to Australia after the end of the war.

I would love to find out more about my Grandfather as he sadly died of stomach cancer on 22nd November, 1966 5 years before I was born. After the war he was a postman in Dudley, West Midlands, he was survived by his wife Gladys and daughter Valerie, who piecing together fragments may have been named after the place where he was captured Saint Valery in France.

I would appreciate any help that anyone can give me or perhaps where to research further as i would like my children and grand children not to forget the sacrifices that these brave men gave to secure their future.



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