25 Bty, 4th Field Regt, NZ Artillery
20 March – April 1941
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
29 April 1941
Corinth & Salonika presumably
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Stalag XVIIIA (possibly also XVIIIB or XVIIID)
ArbKdo 11086/GW, Niklasdorf;
ArbKdo 1731/L, Spitz (MoC);
ArbKdo 945/GW, Selzthal
|NOTES & SOURCES
Sources: Son (John), International Red Cross & Forces War Records
1 Dad had no formal training in life, left school at age 13 to work on the family farm, but could turn his hand to anything. He built many houses and had nearly finished the house I am living in now before he died in 1978. Dad shared some of his experiences with me but passed-away 42 years ago.
2 I was able to find confirmation of him in the Red Cross reports. Dad said he had his appendices removed without being anaesthetized and he was still in Hospital when the Red Cross visited.
3 Dad was engaged before he enlisted but received a dear John letter whilst he was a prisoner of war. After he returned from the war he did not meet my mum until 1947.
4 He died in 1978
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