Sunday, 20 June 2021

King wrote to my dad after he escaped... twice

A MILKMAN from Henley received a handwritten letter from George V after twice escaping from prison camps during the First World War.

Wallace Morton served in the conflict, along with his elder brothers Bertie and Albert, who were both killed in action.

Wallace, who was born in 1903, signed up in 1914 after his father urged him to join his brothers in combat.

He was captured early in the conflict but escaped from a prisoner of war camp, only to be seriously injured in fighting and recaptured.

He was taken to a German military hospital where the surgeon who operated on him said he had visited Henley.

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