1941 GREECE-AUSTRALIA..AUSTRALIAN FORCES from WAR CORRESSPONDENT.. [16669]

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1941(Mar 3)Plain env (Part back flap gone & untidely opened) by airmaill to Killara N.S.W. & redirected to Jarvis Bay bearing GB pair 5d tied FPO 193 d/s [Recorded used 18.11.40 – 20.04.41 & Lost in the campaign] & w/boxed Passed By/RAF/Censor No 161 h/s in red [type R2 & only used in Greece Jan-3 Mar 1941 this being LRD] together w/red on white A.F.W.3312/Examined/Base Censor label tied oval Deputy Chief Foeld/Censor h/s in violet w/Crown in centre & w/Lindfield/N.S.W. [26 Mar] transit d/s ………The writer Guy Harriott was a War Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald reporting from the Middle East & Greece area & later the far East, he survived a ship wreck after hitting a mine & sinking in 8 minutes whilst travelling from Tobruck to Alexandria. For deeds in Albania he was mentioned in dispatches, was awarded the Greek Cross of Distinguished Service, he later became the Editor of the paper & was made an OBE. He died aged 66 after a distinguished career

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