PATELE

The village of Patele was forcibly made to change its name to Agios Panteleimon. It is a part of the Lerin region and is about 30 kilometres east of Lerin. It is on the bank of the Ohrid Lake at 21 degrees 45 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude. It is 583 metres above sea level and about 54 kilometres square in area of which 21 square kilometres are under water.

The village borders with the following settled places: to the northwest with the village Gornichevo, to the southwest with the town Sorovich, and to the east with the Ostrovskot Lake and to the west the Petersko Lake.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 about 1,750 Macedonian residents lived in the village. The residents were employed in agriculture and fishing but most were involved in hunting and trades and very few in raising livestock and other activities.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took part in the organization of NOF and ELAS and the armed forces of DAG with more than 140 active fighters and during the bloody battles 40 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Adarmanov G Klime
2. Alilomov K Paskal
3. Begov G Trajan
4. Belchev Krsto
5. Bireev T Metodi
6. Boen K Gjorgi
7. Volcheva Dime Sultana
8. Geshen L Petre
9. Gulev P Stevan
10. Dishkov B Ilija
11. Dishkov B Kole
12. Dishkov B Spase
13. Dishkova T Katina
14. Elkov P Leche
15. Elenakov T Mihail
16. Dzipov K Trifo
17. Dzipova P Morfa
18. Ichkarov B Stavre
19. Jarev S Dine
20. Jarev N Stavre
21. Kalandzhiev T Mitse
22. Kacharov D Tome
23. Klanev A Mihail
24. Lazaridovski P Bladzhe
25. Lazaridovski P Ilija
26. Lazaridev T Dorche
27. Lazaridev B Tashko
28. Milovanov T Kole
29. Mishev V Hriso
30. Mishev P Stevan
31. Noichev M Bladzhe
32. Popopetrov P Pavle
33. Taushan T Paskal
34. Trshalev S Kole
35. Fortomarov S Atanas
36. Fortomarova L Fanka
37. Tsvetkova M Dena
38. Tsrnakov Ilija
39. Shoporev F Simo
40. Shuperov M Gjorgi

The details about the fallen fighters were given by Lambro Elkov from the same village.

Of the young and fallen fighters there were 35 men and 5 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The census in Greece in 1991 recorded that there are 1003 residents in the village.

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