Ivor is a wonderful gentleman, who has a ready smile and a joke for all he meets. He is a real survivor, badly injured by srapnel fighting in WW2, he was captured and then taken to a POW camp. Towards the end, an even more desperate struggle for survival by the hundreds of thousands of allied POW’s held in Nazi Germany during the final months of the war. As the Nazi world collapsed around them, Nazi SS in desperation began to move their prisoners (American, British, and many other nationalities) deeper into Germany to stop their liberation, retaining them as hostages, against their own uncertain future. These moves were often death marches taken on foot in severe winter conditions with insufficient food, and no winter clothing. During 'The Long March', many of his fellow prisoners died, Ivor himself still suffers from the frostbite to his face, ears and feet and hands, Yet he is a grateful survivor. He has two sons and grand children.
Above he is pictured with his much loved border collie dog 'Ross'.
Ross has, since this photo was taken, sadly passed on.