Funeral of PoW Auschwitz survivor

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The funeral has taken place of a soldier who spent four years as a prisoner of war in Auschwitz.

Charlie Evans, 90, of Presteigne, Powys, was a private in 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers when wounded and captured at Dunkirk in 1940.

His captors later transferred him to the Nazi concentration camp.

Mr Evans, who died in hospital in Knighton, was honoured by his former regiment last year, with the presentation of a bugle and plaque.

He was a member of the British Expeditionary Force sent to France to try to hold back the German advance.

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