Heares Robert A

NAME Heares Robert Alexander
RANK IN GREECE

Private

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

29333

PRISONER

440

UNIT IN GREECE

24 Bn, 2NZEF, 4th Reinf’m’t Rifles

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

18 March – 28 April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured somewhere in Greece, recorded as 4 May?
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Corinth & Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;

ArbKdo Flachau;

ArbKdo 11017/GW, Furnitz;

ArbKdo 10012/GW, Seebach (Villach).

 

NOTES & SOURCES

Source:  Daughter (Donna)

“Dad never talked about his time in the war, when we asked why he didn’t go to the RSA (Returned and Services Association) he would always respond why would I want to remember that time.

A cousin told me at his funeral that when he returned to New Zealand, he slept with a machete under his pillow for the first few years.”

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