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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

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Stop Press - Canadian Goverment to Erect Monument to Nurses on Lemnos

Dear readers
We have recieved news from the Canadian Ambassador to Greece, Mr Robert Peck, that the Canadian Govenment is planning to erect a monument to the Canadian nurses who served on Lemnos in 1915.
He reports that they have been in discussions with local authorities, a site has been identified and there is an expectation that it will be erected and unveiled during the Centenary year. A great boost to Lemnos for 2015.
70 Canadian nurses served in the 1st and 3rd Canadian General Hospitals on Lemnos in 1915, nearby to the Australian Hospitals with their 130 nurses. Two Canadian nurses sadly died during the campaign - the only nurses to die during the Gallipoli campaign. For further information on the Canadians on Lemnos, click here.
Canadian Matron Jaggard's grave at Portianos Military Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2013

Members of our Committee have been in discussion with Canadian authorities regarding this proposal for many months. We were very keen to see this memorial erected on Lemnos.It will become another great element on Lemnos' Gallipoli trail.
Will keep you posted on developments.
I have written to the Amabassador on behalf of our Committee to congratulate him. Well done Ambassador Peck and the Canadian Government.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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