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TALIADOROS, Savvas (Born 1934 in Agros, he was a shopkeeper until he joined a mountain gang operating in the Lefka-Marathassa-Kykko areas.)
TAMAMOULAS, Andreas: Today he is the unelected President (Muktar) of Prodromi, a position he has held since 2001. He was originally from the village of Steni. By profession he is a stonemason. During the EOKA conflict, he was an active member of the terrorist organization and never stops telling the village's resident British expats of his activities. In 1957, a village couple were due to marry, when the authorities ordered a dusk to dawn curfew to prevent trouble breaking out when the nearby Limni miners went on strike, he says. Troops kept guard on the church and wouldn't let the wedding party and guests leave, even though there was no provision for food and drink or toilet facilities. The unlucky couple was not only deprived of their wedding feast they were also unable to leave on time for their planned journey aboard. After EOKA bombed the road near Latchi to block military convoys, 200 British troops began house-to-house searches for the terrorists. Several of the soldiers camped in Prodromi, not knowing that an EOKA printing cell existed in the village. Their presence inadvertently prevented the publication of several propaganda leaflets. The village washerwomen usually took these for distribution in Paphos. They hid them in laundry baskets or among their babies' blankets, Tamamoulas claims.
TERKORAFIS, Charalambos (His occupation was shopkeeper. Originally from Neopolis, he was captured in late June 1956 during a sweep by troops in the Kyrenia Mountains. He had a £5,000 reward on his head for leading hit-and-run groups in Nicosia. He was interned for the remainder of the conflict.)
THEMISTOCLEOUS, Agathangelos (Born 1939 in Dhiorios/Tepebasi, Kyrenia District.)
THEMISTOCLEOUS, Tassos. (He was captured with several other terrorists, by 2 Para during Operation Sparrowhawk. He was the Eoka commander of operations in the Kyrenia Mountains, He was believed to have instigated the ambush below St Hilarion Castle on 28.09.56 in which Mary HOLTON of the WVS lost her life as well as her military escort Pte Colin READ of 1 Wilts. Themistocleous and his cohorts received life sentences to be served at Dartmoor Prison in Devon, UK.)
THEOCHARIDES, Andreas. (He volunteered to execute informers in the Larnaca area. On one of his earliest assignments, the informer fought back and Theocharides was wounded, enough to slow his Eoka career!)
THEOCHARIS, Reginos. (He survived the conflict. MAKARIOS appointed him to the pre-independence 'Transition Committee' to take charge of Finance.)
THEODOLOU, Panyiotis (Born 1939 in Nicosia, he kept a coffee shop and was active in ANE.)
THEODOROS, Zenonos (From Kholetra Paphos, he belonged to a hit-and-run group. No other details known.)
THEODOULOU, Andreas (He was wounded, but escaped capture in Larnaca, when he attempted to execute a Greek Cypriot considered an informer by Eoka.)
THEOPHANOUS, Nicos (Born 1936 in Cairo, he was killed on 11.09.59 on the Nicosia-Kyrenia road. He belonged to an Eoka execution squad in Nicosia and worked as a clerk in the Bank of Greece.)
THEODJOROU, Achilleas, Dr. (He was one of the 'respectable' figures in Larnaca recruited by GRIVAS for PEKA there - the Greek language acronym for 'The Political Committee for the Cyprus Struggle.)
THRASSYVOULIDES, Michael (He headed an Eoka execution team in Limassol. He is thought to have murdered Mr C P COOK on 01.04.56 by shooting this British civilian in the back in Gladstone Street, because GRIVAS had decided COOK was 'a British security agent'. Later, on 22.05.56, with Nicos SOFOCLEUS and Christakis PANTELIDES, he raided 'The King's Arms', a bar popular with British troops and civilians. Henry MOSELY, a civilian, was the sole fatality, despite exaggerated claims by Col GRIVAS in his Memoirs.
In November 1956, he also killed P.C. PEIRCE, a locally-recruited 'special'. When he was arrested, charged and brought to court, Judge SHAW ruled that the Prosecution had failed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt that he had 'discharged a firearm at Vassos KARAPATTAS. GRIVAS later admitted Thrassyvoulides had murdered five soldiers and one British special constable.)
THOMA - First name not known On the 'wanted man' list there were two men named Thoma and XAPOLITOS, known members of an EOKA mountain group. They each had a reward of £5,000 on their heads. XAPOLITOS's wife had been responsible for supplying them with food. She lived in Galini and was the mother of four small children. Shortly after midnight on the night 29-30 October 1956, in the course of Operation Foxhunter, a team from HQ 16th Independent Parachute Brigade Group, led by CSM DEPSTER of the Provost Group, set out for Galini. It included two WRAC Provost NCOs. After a long drive along the mountain roads, their two Land Rovers stopped a short way from XAPOLITOS' house, which was cordoned-. The party went in and XAPOLITOS' wife was found in bed with her children asleep. CSM DEMPSTER and Private THOMAS searched the bedroom, where they found a hide under the floorboards. XAPOLITOS and Thoma burst out and attempted to escape, encouraged by his wife, who was restrained by Sergeant BIRBECK and Lance-Corporal WHITE, both WRACs.)
TOFALLIS, Zannetos, Dr. He arrived in the UK in 1956 from Stylloi, his village in Cyprus. He was soon recruited by Vema, a Greek language newspaper, made friends with George SEFERIS, the Greek Ambassador in London, and, in his words: 'I tried to raise the standard of our community and secondly, at a time when EOKA were fighting the British in Cyprus, to give the other side of the story. The British media were biased and were bringing out stories which could not be substantiated.' While not directly connected to EOKA, he promoted 'the liberation struggle'. Recently he was the manager of LGR - London Greek Radio.
TOUMAZOU, Panayiotis Code-name Onisilos ('The heroes' monument of Kakopetria is dedicated to all the inhabitants of the village who fought for their country during the national war of independence in 1955-59.' That is the inscription on the EOKA Monument in Kakopetria. The figures of Toumazou and ALEKOS COSTANTINOU were added to the monument on 29.05.2005 by the 'Board of the Historical Memory for the EOKA fighters'.
Toumazou, aged 19, was killed on 22.10.58, when he and two other young terrorists launched an attack against an army patrol on a mountain road near Kakopetria and the troops fired back. The terrorists had buried mines in the road, but they failed to detonate when the military trucks passed over.
ANTONAKIS SOLOMONTOS and ANDREAS AGGELI, two other members of the gang, tried to take his body with them, but there was too much incoming fire for them to succeed. EOKA later claimed Toumazou was found carrying an olive branch!
According to GRIVAS, Tomazos, a Greek army recruit, had recently received a letter from his father who told him: 'Be bold, fearless, honorable and loyal. Choose good comrades for your friends and you will come out of the struggle with clean hands. Above all, never betray your sacred arms: prefer the harshest death.'
Toumazou's parents were Theofilos and Artemisia Toumazou. He was born on 12 July 1939 in Famagusta and had six sisters: Kiriakoula, Evi, Androula, Eleftheria, Irene, Despina, and five brothers: George, Ellinas, Nikolas, Kostantinos and Pavlos. He started his education at an elementary school of Famagusta and later attended the Greek gymnasium. After graduation, he worked for a short time as a customs broker before joining EOKA. His group included PETRAKIS YIALOUROS.
In December of 1955, he tried his hand at 'combat' by trying to blow up an army vehicle. Three years later, he was involved in an attack against took part in the successful operation for the blow up of a vehicle of the English army. Three years later, he was involved in an attack against a Turkish Cypriot 'spy'. This took place on 20 July 1958. After he became a 'wanted man' he joined an EOKA group in Solea.
TOUMAZOU, Toumazos. (Born Athienu in 1934, he was killed on 24.08.56. He was a hit and run gang member.)
TOUMBI, Caralambos (He tried to escape a military cordon in the Troodos Mountains in mid-July and was wounded and captured with 17 other Eoka suspects)
* TRITEOS, Stelios (Born Pyrgos Tyllerias in 1930, he died on 17.06.58 'a victim of the struggle', according to Eoka, who said he had been tortured by the British.)
TRYFONIDES, Christakis (He was a clerk in the Limassol post office and told Eoka where and how all parcels from abroad were searched for illegal goods. He became Limassol Area Commander. In December 1955, he became supplier of weapons to the Larnaca. The weapons had been stolen during a raid on St Thomas police station, near Omodos village. He survived the conflict.)
TSANGARI, Katerina (From Pelendri, she died 23.08.05, aged 92. Few details are known about her, but Eoka described her as an 'agostina' - female fighter. She was probably the mother of Soteris TSANGARIS. Cynics say she once made a sandwich for Eoka.)
TSANGARIS, Soteris. (He was shot dead by Royal Marines in a gun battle near his home village, Pelendria. His death took place on 17.02.57, when Eoka began to lose the conflict as the organization's gangs were being found and destroyed. Demetrakis CHRISTODOULOU died with him. An RM officer. Lt P HAYNES, lost his life during the encounter. Today there is a massive monument to Eoka in Pelendri.)
TSARDELLIS, Nicos (Found guilty on 09.10.56 for participating in the of the killing UK Police Unit Sgt TIPPLE in June 1956, the 25-year-old grocer was fortunately reprieved as the officer's murder was found to have been perpetrated by Larnaca execution squad leader Andreas KOKKINOS.)
TSARDELLIS, Jacovou. (Sentenced to death on 09.10.56 for participating in the murder of Sgt TIPPLE at Pyla/Pile Detention Center)
TSERIOTIS, Andis (Born in 1937 in Nicosia, he belonged to the Nicos SAMPSON gang of assassins. On 28.09. 56, under SAMPSON's direction, his first assignment involved the shooting dead of UK Police Unit officers - J W THOROUGHGOOD and J P CARTER. Athos PETRIDES was to provide backup, while SAMPSON watched. The officers were spotted with another, William WEBB, in Ledra Street. On a signal from SAMPSON, Petrides fired first. Thoroughgood and Carter fell to the ground, fatally wounded. Tseriotis, who had never fired a pistol, fumbled, but eventually let off several rounds. These hit Webb in the arm, but he was still able to shoot back. The three murderers ran off into a side street and escaped.)
TSERIOTIS, Pantelis. (He was the head of KEM, a Nicosia transport company. He allowed his vehicles to smuggle Eoka activists and their goods to locations all over the island.)
TSIARTAS, Christos. (He was killed on 16.03.56 in a fire-fight following an Eoka ambush of two Royal Artillery vehicles on the Chandria-Agros road. GRIVAS said he was an 'irreplaceable loss for the Pitsilia group.' Several British soldiers were also injured in the battle and Gnr C YATES later died in hospital.)
TTAPOS, George Ioannou. (Considered to be 'the brains' behind the Eoka gang that existed within the Dhekelia Military Base near Famagusta/Gazimagosa. Responsible for planting bombs, he took his orders from Phaedon PHAEDONOS.)
TZIRKOTIS, George. Code-name: Marco. (He took over Eoka operations in Larnaca in late 1956, after George HADJISAWAS was given permission by GRIVAS to relinquish is command due to ill-health.)