Soldiers en route to Egypt from Crete

New Zealand soldiers from 19th Battalion on board an Australian destroyer (either HMAS Nizam or HMAS Napier) following their evacuation from Crete, c. 31 May 1941.

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Posted: 27 May 2014

Hi Richard - thanks so much for this. If you follow this link you will be able to find a much higher-resolution copy of the image that allows you to zoom right in on your father and the binoculars:

Richard Arthur

Posted: 27 May 2014

In the above photo the soldier siting on the right of the photo is my father Clarence Egmont Arthur (Sam). His army number was 4990. You can see binoculars around his neck. He got these from a dead German paratrooper and I still have them at home. He died in 1971. Hope this is of use to you.
Richard Arthur

barbara kalmoutis

Posted: 09 Dec 2012

Have been attempting to make contact with survivors, next of kin, crew, ANYONE who was on board HMS PHOEBE 43 ...evacuated from SFAKIA, CRETE, and arrived ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. JUNE lst, 1941...Battle of Crete...THANK YOU