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Holiday in Crete and respect to fallen family member.

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    Hi chaps, I am off to Crete again this year and I aim to finish something that I did not achieve last year (my fault as I got the wrong name!!) Anyway, I am going to visit the grave of my 5th cousin who is private 33931 Donald Henry Giles. Born 1915 in New Zealand served with the 19th Battalion New Zealand Infantry. He was killed 24th May 1941 in the Battle of Crete. A relative from my fathers side which went over to New Zealand by invitation from North Wingfield in the 1800's. I found all this out whilst researching my ancestry. So whilst we are there he will be getting some fresh flowers and a salute

    Cheers
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    Ben

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    Nice Idea Ben.Well done.Hope your causin is R.I.P now!

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    Great stuff Ben, lest we forget.

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    a nice thing to do Ben.

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    Very nice of you.
    chris

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    Have a nice holidays here in Greece ...And also i want to tell you that i respect your cousin for taking place in such a bloody battle with our side like many other British/Australian and New Zealanders..hope he rests in peace now

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    I have been coming to Greece for the past 13 years, love the place
    Ben

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    Let me wish a nice trip and a comfortable stay in Crete from here too buddy! It is sad that i will not meet you but i'm sure you will find many things to do there! Enjoy each day and watch out for two things... Raki and sunburns! Visit the museum at Askifou and take many pictures from your visit there! You will love the place...
    Also, if possible mark the place of your relative's grave in order to be able to take care of his resting place when i visit the Allied cemetery again. It would not be a problem for me to visit the place and lay some flowers there for you next time.

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    And have lots of Greek frappé too. Very refreshing in the summer
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Mmmmmm.. Yummy, Chris . Can you send me one in the post?

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