Alfred William HAZELL, was an Able Seaman on the Voltaire when it down
October 03, 2009
Many thanks for your website.
My father, Alfred William HAZELL, was an Able Seaman on the Voltaire when it down. I think he had something to do with the gunnery, but like so many other servicemen he was very reluctant to talk about the war. I have been trying
I have learnt more from that than anything I knew before, & I also learnt about the existence of the book 'Sailors in Cages'. I managed to locate a copy of that in New Zealand & it was delivered to me in only 15 days. I 'm well into it already & finding it quite fascinating, my only disappointment with it is that it has no pictures. I have a photo of some of the POWs doing some sort of concert(?) which I am attaching. My father is the bridegroom(?).
Unfortunately I cannot put names to any of the other men, perhaps some of your readers may recognise a relative. I'm also attaching a copy (poor) of a map of POW camps that I found amongst my mother's keepsakes - I hope somebody finds this of interest.
I am so pleased that AHOY was able to help you with regard to the loss of Voltaire. My web master Terry Kearns in Atlanta Georgia and I are always happy when we can help a family about a relative, or we might be able to connect people with a common interest.
Thank you for the attachments.