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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

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Event Inivitation - Commemoration of the Departure of WW1's First Convey from Port Melbourne - 19th Oct

The Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee and the City of port Philip will be holding a commemorative service at 4pm on Sunday 19th October at Prince Pier, Port Melbourne.
The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee supports this important event.
The diggers and many of the nurses who served on Lemnos departed from Princes Pier in 1914 and 1915.
Lemnos was a key and vital element in the Gallipoli campaign which touched the lives of all who fought and served there. For amongst the 1,500 aboard the HMAT Orvieto were three who would die during the Gallipoli campaign and remain on Lemnos, in its Commonwealth War Graves. They were:
  • Second Lieutenant Alfred Charles Harrop Jackson (6th Battalion).  
  • Private Francis Thomas Carter (5th Battalion).
  • Private Roy Clifford Woolcock (5th Battalion). 
For more information on these diggers and to access the embarkation list of the HMAT Orviero, click our dedicated webpage  here.
Event details
You can either walk in to the event with the performers and community by assembling at 5.45pm at the Women's Welcome Home Rotunda, corner Beach and Stokes Street. Alternatively, assemble near Prince Pier.
4.00pm-6.00pm - Discovery activiies at the Pier -  research your Anzac centenary connections and First Convoy embarkation rolls, poppy-making workshops and entertainment.
5.45pm March from the Rotunda to the Pier and formal recognition of the First Convoy
6.45pm sunset. Sound and light experince, special sunset ceremony.
Refreshments available for purchase.
To download the invitation flyer, click here.
To download event details and background information, click here.
Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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