Historical information

A typed letter designed to be copied and circulated to members of Stan Savige's 'old mob' recounting events in Greece and Crete in 1941. Legatee Savige was deployed in Greece and this letter recounts the withdrawal of his company and those of Walker and Wrigley. He mentions Thermopylae, Kalamai, and evacuation via the ship Costa Rica, which was bombed by German planes and sunk, which resulted in Walker's mob being lost. The cover letter is a copy from 1973 when Legatee Stan Poppins donated the letter to Ivan Layton, CEO of Legacy for the Archives.


A first hand account of the campaign in Greece during 1941, and an important link to Legatee Stan Savige, the founder of Legacy.

Physical description

Cream foolscap paper x 4 pages with black type transcription of a letter by Stan Savige in 1941 and a cover letter written by Stan Poppins to Ivan Layton in 1973.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten on top of cover letter 'Archives' showing it was intended to be donated to the archives.