Anzac Geoff Edwards OAM of the 2/11th Battalion’s Carrier Platoon remembered the bravery and sacrifice of the Cretan people who helped him avoid capture. In 1979 he built a Greek Orthodox Church on the hill above his seaside community and named his home in Western Australia, Prevelly Park, after the monastery at Preveli, Crete. The Monastery was instrumental in harbouring and assisting Anzacs to evade capture and eventually escape.
Today Prevelly Park is known as the town of Prevelly and is an important town of the Margaret River region. There are also many streets throughout Australia and a park named after the island of Crete during the post war period.
Town of Prevelly in Western Australia, St John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church (centre)