Withdrawal from Flanders – Good News

June 1940

Mexborough and Swinton Times, June 8

Good News

Several of the local menwho have beenin the withdrawal from Flanders are home on leave, and others are expecting similar good fortune in the near future.

Among the latter is private H J Haller, only son of Mr and Mrs H Haller, Church Street and Private Basil Robinson, second son of Mr & Mrs E Robinson, Greenbank, Low Road.

Private Haller who left a teacherĀ“s training college to volunteer for service in his fatherĀ“s old regiment, the York and Lancasters, sent a postcard home on Tuesday to tell his parents that he was safe and followed it up with a letter on Wednesday.

Private Robinson, who joined as a transport driver in the R.A.S.C.immediately on the outbreak of war, telephone his home on Saturday night and wrote on Monday.

Private Robinson’s eldest brother, Ellis, the Yorkshire County cricketer, who volunteered several months ago as a physical training instructor in the R.A.F., reported for duty on Wednesday.


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