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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

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hellenic Anzac Private Peter Rados Commemorated

Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize Winner, Michael Manoussakis, commemorates Peter Rados service by placing a poppy on his grave at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli. Photo SOAP 2014.

On Thursday, 10th April 2014, an Anzac who fell at Gallipoli was honoured by the Victorian Spriti of Anzac Prize winners.
Michael Manoussakis, from Melbourne's Mill Park and a student at Marymede Catholic College, chose to honour the service and life of Private Peter Rados.
Private Peter Rados was one of twelve Anzacs of Hellenic heritage who saw service at Gallipoli.

Born in Athens, peter was a 24 year old cook in Melbourne when he enlisted into the 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. He was killed at Gallipoli on 19th May 1915 and lies at Ari Burnu Cemetery, near Anzac Cove, along with another 150 of his Australian comrades.
Michael is interested in how the Anzac story connects Greece and Australia - through Lemnos and through the service of a digger from Athens, like Peter Rados. Well done Michael.
Lest we forget.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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