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I found this item in The Times Feb 22 1940 pg 10, Issue 48546 Col A FREED FROM GERMAN PRISONS, British Women Home Again

Mentioned were 10 British Women who landed at Gravesend 21 Feb 1940 from a Dutch steamer who were taken to a London Hostel. Evidently they had been some months in a German prison. Their names were Miss Ida Daniels of Reading, Mrs Sophie Brown, Misses Mary & Sarah Rundstein and Miss Polly Eder, Maud Vickery, Miss Edith Allen, Miss Dorothy Woolley, Miss Kelly, Joy Rogers aged 19, a dancer who left the party at Rotterdam to fly home, and the one I am very interested in, Mrs Willam Peace who was aged about 60, Polish, married to an Englishman in Palestine.

I would like help to know where I could find any information about the prison they were evacuated from, the name of the Dutch steamer, or anything that would assist me finding the first name of Mrs Peace.

She was married to my great uncle William Iverach Peace who was born in Scotland,1879. He died in Palestine October 1940 and is buried in Jerusalem. I think Mrs Peace had at least two grown children, but again I do not know their names or where they were born. Can anyone assist by telling me where I could find information?

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