Grant Sydney

NAME Grant Sydney Carey ‘Syd’
RANK IN GREECE

Private

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

VX6699

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE

Ammo Coy, 2/8 Battalion, 6th Aus Div, AIF

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

12 March – 28 April 1941

(took option to escape and evade detection when Brig Parrington ordered surrender on 29 April)

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Picked up from Trachila (40km SE of Kalamata down the Mani peninsula) by HMS Hero in the early hours of 1 May.  Taken back to Egypt via Crete.

 

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

1      Rescued on same night by same ship as Edwin Horlington

2      Back home in Australia after the war he named his farm ‘Kalamata’.

3      Source:  family communication and Jim Claven

STORY

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Syd Grant Foreword

Syd Grant Pre Greece

Syd Grant Greek Campaign

Syd Grant Post Script

JIM CLAVEN’S IN-DEPTH STUDY, Syd Grant

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