Signalman (Group I Signals Operator)
Australian Imperial Force 6th Division, 19th Infantry Brigade, D Section and “Mackay Force” 6th Division, 4th Battalion
Sailed on 1st April 1941 from Alexandria on SS Pennland, disembarked at Pireaus Port on 3rd April 1941.
9th April 1941 at Vevi.
12th April at Sotir.
20th April at Brollos Pass.
26th April at Corinth Canal.
27th April at Kalamata.
Evacuated from Kalamata on HMS Defender, transferred to SS City Of London with Convoy GA14, disembarked on 29th April 1941 at Alexandria.
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Left Greece for Alexandria on HMS Defender and SS City Of London on 27th April 1941 in Convoy GA14|
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Leslie Donald (Les) Haslewood was born in Hampshire, England on 22nd November 1908, was raised by his grandparents and emigrated alone to Australia on 2nd January 1925, aged just sixteen.
Before WWII, Les was a stockman and truck driver and qualified with a Third Class Engine Drivers Certificate.
Les was involved in fighting in Egypt, Greece and New Guinea, Wounded In Action twice before returning to Australia after the war.
Other information including sources
Les wrote about some of his experiences and his cousin Kenneth Duus has included these with research of his official service records, unit diaries and photos to write his detailed military service history.
We are pleased to share with you the story of Les Haslewood which has been kindly provided by Kenneth Duus. Please click on the heading/link below which will take you to the PDF file.