‘One Man Resistance’ Who Was Presumed Dead In WWII Survived Until 1989: POW’s Name Has To Be Removed From War Memorial After Nephew Realises Mistake

Posted by admin on Nov 18, 2013

A prisoner-of-war thought to have died at the hands of the Germans during World War Two will have his name erased from a memorial after it emerged he actually lived until 1989, and died of natural causes.

Walter Dauny, born in St Peter parish, Jersey in April 1926, was presumed dead when he failed to return to the Channel island after he was sentenced to eight months in a Prisoner of War camp in Normandy, France, for stealing a German soldier’s boots.

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