Grant S

NAME Grant Sydney
RANK IN GREECE

Private

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE

2/8 Battalion, 6th Aus Div, AIF

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

March – 28 April 1941

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

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.

 

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

1      If evacuated on the night of 30th April/1st May he would have been one of only 56 other ranks – including Edwin Horlington – rescued by Hero that night.

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

3      Source:  family communication

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