Help us promote Lemnos' link to Anzac - Make a donation now

Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

New Commmemorative Statue Unvieled

Ted Kenna, VC, Statue, Hamilton Vic. Geelong Advertiser image
Peter Corlett, OAM, recently completed his commemorative statue of Ted Kenna, VC.

Private Ted Kenna, from Hamilton in Victoria, was serving with the 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion in the Pacific Theater in World War Two, when he was awarded his Victoria Cross. He won the award for his courage and bravery in the successful attack on an enemy bunker on 15th May 1945.

The official citation for the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Ted Kenna' can be found at the link below:
London Gazette 6th September 1945

The Ted Kenna Project raised funds for the project from various sources, including a Victorian Government $25,000 contribution tthrough a Veterans Council Grants Program veterans' fund.

A story from the Geelong Advertiser on the unveiling of the statue is at this link:
Geelong Advertiser - Ted Kenna Statue - A Hero Stands Easy

Peter is internationally renowned having completed many commemorative sculptures both in Australia and overseas, including the "Cobbers" statue at Fromelles in France.  He is also working with our Committee to develop a fitting commemorative statue commemorating the Anzac connection to Lemnos.

Well done Peter.

For more information on Peter, go to his website - Peter Corlett

Commemorative fundraising plaque, Ted Kenna Project, Hamilton. Hamilton Rotary Club image

No comments:

Post a Comment