Kirman G S (Snow)

NAME Kirman George Septimus (‘Snow’)
RANK IN GREECE

Sapper

ON DEMOB

N/K

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

24117

PRISONER

4650

UNIT IN GREECE

24 Bn 2NZEF

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

17 March – 28 April

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Captured at Pylos, 28 April 1941, taken to Kalamata on/by 4 May
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

Presumably Dulags 185 Corinth & 183 Salonika

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Stalag XVIIIA, Wolfsberg;

Stalag XVIIID, Marberg;

Stalag XVIIIC, Markt Pongau.

 

ArbKdo 29/L, Eberdorf bei Hartberg

 

NOTES

Source: Son (Fred)

“Father was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England and emigrated with his mother and brother to New Zealand as a child in the early 1920s. Prior to enlisting in the New Zealand Army, Snow (as he was known) was employed as a Fish Curer in Auckland. He had undertaken four years military service as a cadet in the New Zealand Army and enlisted in 1940.

On his return to New Zealand in 1945, Snow married Rose Edith Pickett (nee Bussey). In December 1960, my father retired on a full War Pension due to war related health problems. He died on 27 June 1965.

In 2013 my wife and I visited Wolfsberg for the first Stalag 18A reunion. We also visited the family whose farm he worked on in Ebersdorf not far from Wolfsberg.”

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