|Our packed stall at Princes Pier today. Photo Jim Claven|
It was well attend, with hundreds flowing through the marquees, listening to the music, theatre and speeches.
The event featured re-enactments, with actors dressed as nurses, diggers and members of the public from 1914.
|The skirl o' the pipes - The Rats of Tobruk pipe band. Photo Jim Claven 2014|
|The Rats of Tobruk pipe band. Photo Jim Claven 2014|
|Our display. Photo Jim Claven 2014|
Many visitors generously shared their family memories and precious memorabilia with us.
They included the relative of New South Welshman 2nd Lieutenant John Harrison of the 3rd Battalion AIF who lies buried in Portianos Military Ceremony on Lemnos. Other descendents includes those of Sergeant James Reginald Matthews of the 7th Battalion AIF, Private A.G. Laws of the 7th Battalion, Digger N.W.J. Davis and Digger Alfred Ernest McGuire of the 22nd Battalion. All served on Lemnos.
Below is some of the memorabilia shared with us by their families today. Thanks to all who shared it with us and apologies for any errors in our report.
|Sergeant Matthews' AIF pay book|
|Digger Davis enlistment disc.|
|Message sent to all Allied troop establishments and hospitals informing them of the Gallipoli landings|
What a fantastic day.
|Showing off our statue model - Me, with Paul's daughter and Martin Foley MP for Albert Park and supporter. Photo Paul Soug|
|LGCC stall volunteers with the Hon Ted Baillieu MP. Photo Jim Claven 2014|
|LGCC Stall volunteers with Martin Foley MP. Photo Christina Despoteris 2014|
We were also visited by Committee members Martin Foley MP, Michael Danby MHR and Lambis Englezos and many others.
|Ken Volaris, Lee Tarlamis, Nik Kydas and George Petrou. Photo Jim Claven 2014|
On behalf of the Committee, I'd like to thank Lee Tarlamis, MP, Ken Volaris, Nik Kydas, George Petrou and Christina Despoteris for helping us out for the day. Volunteers are the strength of our Committee. Well done.
|Christina Despoteris and Ken Volaris with our precious statue maquette. Photo Christina Despoteris 2014|
Below is a facsimile brochure produced for the event - images from the embarkation of the troops from port Melbourne from The Australasian (Melbourne), 21st November 1914.
All photos are my own unless stated otherwise.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee