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Haines, Stephan

Lance Corporal Stephan 'Tubby' Haines was a member of the 17th's Brigade's 2/6 Battalion. His service number was VX34439. His POW number was 3720.

From the AWM website: In early April, the 2/6th, with the rest of the 6th Division, deployed to Greece to resist the anticipated German invasion. For the 2/6th, the Greek campaign was essentially one long withdrawal through a series of rearguard positions, beginning on 16 April. In the last days of the campaign its companies were dispersed by higher command; some were subsequently evacuated by sea between 26 and 29 April, but approximately a quarter of the battalion was left behind and taken prisoner. Some of the evacuees were landed on Crete and, after fighting with the 17th Brigade Composite Battalion, many of these men were also captured.

Stephan was a farmer near Dimboola in Victoria. He was born in Dimboola on 25 Aug 1915. He died 28 Sep 1991 aged 76. 

AWM Nominal Roll

Stephan is on the right in the photo below.

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