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submitted by George Poulos on 20.04.2004

Vasilios (Bill) Gengos, Moree, NSW, Australia

Vasilios (Bill) Gengos, Moree, NSW, Australia
Copyright (2004) Peter McCarthy

Gravestone of Vasilios, known as Bill Gengos, located in Moree, NSW, Australia.

Bill's gravestone also tells the tragic tale of the death of his son, William, a WWII pilot, presumed shot down over Tobruk, on the 12th August, 1942, at the tender age of 26 years.

[For two (2) RAAF photographs taken shortly before William's tragic death see Photography Diaspora - subsection - Vintage Portraits/People.

Thank you to Peter Tsicalas, Inverell, for locating these photographs at the AWM.]

Perhaps his descendants can provide us with more complete life histories, for both Bill (Senior), and William Gengos?

The gravestone photograph was taken by Peter McCarthy - known in Greek circles as Panayoti Makarthis.

His "purachoukli" is "skoulandris", and his place of origin is Makarthiathika.

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submitted by
Peter Tsicalas
on 21.05.2004

65:There are 2 photos of Pilot Officer Bill Gengos at the Picture Australia site at http://www.pictureaustralia.org/apps/pictureaustralia

submitted by
George Poulos
on 27.05.2004

69:See both WMA photographs of WILLIAM GENGOS taken shortly before his death under Photography Diaspora - subsection - Vintage Portraits/People. Reprinted under "non-commercial use" clause.