I am trying to find out some information about my grandfather who was a prisoner of war during the Second World War.
His name was Edward Thomas Walter Paul (Ted to his friends) of the East Surrey Regiment (Private 12575). My grandfather passed away when my mother was only fifteen years old, so the only information we do know, we have heard through relatives who have now sadly all passed away (so we are not sure of its accuracy). But they believed that my grandfather was captured in Northern France (possibly Lille) some time in 1940/41 and marched to Poland to Stalag VIII B. We have found a “dog tag” with Stalag 8B – 12575 on it.
There is a photo here of my grandfather with some of his fellow PoWs.
Received: October 2005
From: Jo Halkett
On behalf of: Edward (Ted) Paul