English prisoners are mainly dependent on what they receive from home

A VERY SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT was given at the parish Room on the 17th May, in aid of the “Ascot Sailors and Soldiers Committee” and the “Parish Room Working Party for the War,” and was so generously supported that a sum of £18 was produced after payment of all expenses. The object of the Sailors and Soldiers Committee is to keep in touch with all Ascot men who go abroad to serve their country and to show them that they have the backing of those at home, and that we will do all we can for them. By correspondence and otherwise it is endeavoured to find out special wants and to supply them if possible. In this way books, papers and various articles of clothing have been sent out in addition to eatables and drinkables; and the Committee will be always glad to receive suggestions. They will also be pleased to do anything they can to be of assistance to the wives and families, and all enquiries or suggestions can be sent to Mr. Tottie at “Sherlocks.”

The prisoners are looked after otherwise and their requirements deserve generous support. We understand that, owing to the scarcity of food in Germany, in the internment camps, English prisoners are mainly dependent on what they receive from home, and even then their guards are very grateful for anything given to them. The parcels appear now to be arriving safely and are usually opened in the presence of the recipients.

Ascot section of Winkfield parish magazine (D/P151/28A/15)

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