I was allowed to eat my meal on Saturday opposite Fred Hitch's desendant, she told
me some very intresting stuff.
Hitch was not arrested, he went to the magistrates to join up, as was the practise back then.
He was a shy man with bold sandy hair, all the Hitch men look the same.
He never recovered from the shot he recieved at RD, it completly destroyed his shoulder.
There are photos of him with his good arm posing but his injured one limp at his side.
He simply took his coat off and hung it up when his VC was stolen, the
story of him falling off a ladder and waking up in hospital and asking for his coat and finding it
stolen, isn't true.
Hitch gave his second VC to a family member who sold it to a pawn shop (for reasons unknown), when it came upfor sale a diffent family member got everyone togehter and bourght it back.
The photo ladled the survivors of B company after the war were infact taken before it.