September 15, 2009
was born in Katastari, Zakynthos
in January 1927
Dimitrios and Maria.
He served in the army (Infantry) from 1949 to 1952.
Sotirios married Anna (nee Lagounaris).
He came to Australia by plane (KLM) with his wife and baby daughter.
First stop was Cairo, then Iran, Pakistan
and Singapore where they stayed for a day and a half.
Half way through the journey one of the plane’s engines broke down.
The plane landed safely in Perth and the next day the family arrived in Sydney.
A diary with his first experiences in Australia
was published in KOSMOS NEWSPAPER on 8th January 2016. [refer to tab Αφιέρωμα for full story].
Sotirios sadly passed away on the 15th September 2009,
aged 82 years.