(1921) of Evangelos J. Macris (1896-1943)
In the Royal Hellenic Navy uniform of an Ensign-Pharmacist
J. Macris was born on the island of
Zante, a son of druggist John E. Macris and Anastasia A.
Scordili. Following the family tradition he studied
pharmaceuticals and as Ensign-Pharmacist he was engaged in the Royal
Hellenic Navy. During World War II he served with the rank of
Sub Lieutenant-Pharmacist and in 1941, after the occupation and attempt
for annexation of Zante by the Italians, he enrolled in the secret
resistance organization "National Military League". Together
twenty three other fellow officers from Zante, he was arrested (1942)
in order to be taken hostage and sent to concentration camps in
Italy. He embarked on the Italian steamer "Città
di Genova", together with officers from other parts of Greece,
including the legendary Colonel Constantine Davakis, and was torpedoed
with two torpedoes by the British submarine "HMS Tigris" near Sason
(Saseno today Sazan) island in the Adriatic Sea (21.1.1943).
perished after the second explosion. His son Byron E. Macris
(1924-2014), father of Diana Macris-Cangelaris (1959) continued the
tradition by also studying at the School of Pharmacy at the University
of Athens and practicing as a pharmacist until his retirement.
Byron E. Macris (1924-2014)
In a "Lord Byron" attire
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