Deans Alistair A

NAME Deans Alistair Austen
RANK IN GREECE

Lance Corporal (& War Artist)

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

8069

PRISONER

25926

UNIT IN GREECE

20 Bn, 2NZEF

IN CRETE

Commissioned as Assistant War Artist*

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

March – 27 April 1941

IN CRETE

28 April – 24 May 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Evacuated Porto Rafti – Crete Flown to Athens as wounded PoW
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE & CRETE

Wounded & taken PoW in 7th Field Hospital, Canea, Crete;

PoW Hospital, Kokkinia, Athens;

Dulag 183, Salonika.

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag 20A, Torun, Poland (1942-1943);

ArbKdo Graudenz, N Poland;

Stalag 3D, Genshagen, Berlin (1943);

 

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg (1943-1945);

ArbKdo 785/GW, Weissenbach;

 

NOTES & SOURCES

Source:  Son (Paul) & Wikipedia

“At age 92, dad announced that he would like to go back to Greece and Crete to trace his experiences there and remind himself of the wonderful people and scenery that he had encountered.  . . . It was there that I first really got a grip of the ordeal that they had all been through.” 

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