I wish I knew more about my father’s life during the war
Acentury after the First World War began, Ashford pensioner Sheila Powney is still in the dark about what happened to her father when he was taken prisoner by enemy soldiers.
Kenneth Frederick Tanton was just 17 years old and straight out of college when he volunteered to join the Army.
In September 1917 he was badly wounded on the battlefield in France and was discovered, barely alive, by German soldiers.
He was captured and put in a German prison, where he remained until the end of the war.
As well as losing his right eye, Mr Tanton suffered wounds all over his body and internally