POW group to 4977590 Pte J H Eyre Foresters / Taken at Tunisia
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James Henry Eyre was born on 2nd November 1921 and was a native of Derby.
He enlisted on 23rd July 1939 and fought in Africa with the 1st Army; he was wounded and captured at Mature, Tunisia in March 1943. First held in Sicily, his Italian guards forced him to work while his wound was still open.
After the Italian capitulation, he was moved to Austria and spent the last years of the war working on the railway at Schutzen.
The group consists of the 1939/45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army BAr, Defence Medal, War Medal and TEM correctly impressed 4977590 Pte J H Eyre Foresters.