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MUIR Archibald Thomas

Service: Army – 2/6 Infantry Battalion
Service number: VX5053
Locality on Enlistment: Forrest
Duration of Service: 24 Oct 1939 – 18 Sep 1945
Prisoner of War: Yes
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 14 Jun 1909 Sailors Falls Victoria
Parents: James MUIR and Christina Jane WILLIAMS
Spouse: Burnetta Frances SEEBECK (1) Dorothy Jane CRABBE (2)
Occupation: Butcher
Date and Place of Death: 30 Sep 1986 Dandenong
Place of Burial: Springvale Botanical Cemetery

NOTES: 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 rear guard 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. Staff Sergeant Muir was taken prisoner on 26 Apr 1941 in Corinth, Greece and remained a POW until the end of the war in 1945. Australian War Memorial