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Document, memoir - Slim Wrigley [Bert's story] : Memoir of Legacy widow, Xanthoula Wrigley

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Two .pdf files
Attached Files
Object Registration
00432
Keywords
memoir, world war two
Historical information
The story of Herbert (Slim) Wrigley who fought in Greece in 1941 before being injured and captured. He escaped from a PoW camp near Thessaloniki and was sheltered by the Papadopoulos family in Ritini where he met Xanthoula who he ultimately married. His exploits as a partisan are detailed before he returned home to Melbourne in 1944. Xanthoula's life and family are also recorded in detail. Bert and Xanthoula were married in 1951; Bert died in 1995 and was survived by his wife who became a Legacy widow and is still with us in 2018.
Significance
Brings to life the story of one of the people Legacy was set up to help, as well as giving an insight into the consequences of WWII for the people of Australia.
Last updated
25 Jun 2020 at 9:35AM