1941 AUSTRALIA… WW2 A.I.F. SOLDIER, SAILOR AIRMAN STAMP SET [20635]

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1941 (Jul 15) Anthony Horden & Sons Ltd., printed envelope with address blacked out & vertical crease to NX 215 Capt. R Drummond, O/C  2/1 Field Hygiene Section, 6th Div. A.I.F. Abroad bearing A.I.F. Soldier, Sailor, Airman 1d + 2d + 3d & 2 x scarce 6d tied Sydney machine date stamp & with red on white OPENED BY CENSOR / 2 dot in 2 opposing lines label …Scarce franking with 6 Div arriving Greece late March early April 1941 & posted north towards Yugoslav border. Germans started invasion 6 April & the Div. was driven South by the 27 April losing 320 Killed 496 Wounded & 2030 captured. Some were evacuated to Egypt but the majority went to Crete. German paratroops landed 20 May where the Div lost another 274 Killed 507 Wounded & 3102 captured see:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Division_(Australia)

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