John Richard Shaw, circa 1950s.
I received a note from Penny Hayes (nee Shaw) last month. She wrote to share information about her father, John Shaw, who was a prisoner in Camp 59 from March 11, 1942 to April 1, 1943.
Penny wrote, “I have a photograph of my aunt with her charges (she was a childrens’ nurse) sent to my father with the following on the back:
TPR J R Shaw 7889463
PG 59 PM 3300
“My father, John Richard Shaw, sadly died in 1964 when I was 15.
“There is no record of him on your site so I take it you were not aware of his having been a prisoner.
“Unfortunately, although I knew he had been a prisoner it was never discussed. However, I was aware that he escaped. I have no idea how he returned to the UK. If you have any information or could point me in any direction where I might find more details I would be most grateful.