John W.
Death of A NZ Stalag 8B veteran, Eric Othen Jones
Sun Apr 21, 2013 09:00

A veteran of Stalag 8B, Eric Othen Jones, a Warrant Officer 2nd Class, has died in Auckland, New Zealand, aged 97 (probably born 1915), most likely of Alzheimer's. His death notice in the NZ Herald, ironically published on Hitler's birthday, is as follows, although it does not say where he served or give his regiment etc:

Eric Othen. Regt No 31151 WOII POW. Stalag 8B. Passed away peacefully at the Howick Baptist Hospital (Auckland) on Thursday 18 April 2013; aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan. Loved father of Judy and John Berntsen (New Plymouth), Peter and Jacki Oak (Havelock North), Rosemary and Bruce Bleakley (Auckland) and Philip and Hally Jones (Perth). Treasured Pop of Ngaire and Scott, Andrew and Kerri, Michael and Justine, Renee and Greg, Reon, Kevin, Craig and Kelly, Steven, Ayesha, and Katie. Greatpop of Madison, McKenzie, Callum, Bailey, Jessica, Riley, and Benjamin. Brother of Leslie, and the late Phylis, Frank and Roy. A service of Remembrance for Eric will be held at the Howick Funeral Home Chapel, 35 Wellington Street, Howick, on Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 2pm. The family are truly grateful for the care that Eric received whilst he lived at the Howick Baptist Home and Hospital. Message to c/o Howick Funeral Home 35 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 7300.
Published Saturday, April 20, 2013 .

Does anyone on this group know him?

John W., New Zealand.

  • share to allMaggi, Sat Apr 20 19:37
    Hi Lyn and all Sharing with all of us would be a great ides.
    • Death of A NZ Stalag 8B veteran, Eric Othen Jones — John W., Sun Apr 21 09:00
      • ERIC OTHEN JONESJudy Berntsen, Wed Apr 20 22:58
        Hello John Eric Othen Jones was my step-father. How can I help you. Regards Judy Berntsen New Zealand
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