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Mystery men sent to Tower

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

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I WAS telling my grandson about an incident which happened to me when I was nine-years-old in 1940.

After thinking about it overnight, I thought it would be a good idea to find out if any of your readers can shed light on an unusual incident.

In 1939, I was evacuated from London to Staple Cross, Hockworthy, where I stayed until 1943. One day, I was sitting on the pavement playing when two young men in civvies walked down from the moor. They offered me a copy of the Watchtower and then asked for directions to Wellington because during the war all signposts had been removed. I told them and off they went towards Wellington and I thought no more about it.

Twenty years later I was back in Devon on holiday and visiting friends. They asked: "Do you remember those two men you gave directions to? Well, they were later captured and executed in the Tower of London."

Over the years I've often thought about what happened to those two. They might still be alive if I had sent them another way.

If any readers have any more information on this matter, I would appreciate if they could make contact with the paper.


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