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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, 2 May 2015

Lemnos Centenary of Anzac - Commemorative Event 6 - Re-enactment of Historic Anzac Football Match

After much lobbying over the years by our Committee, we witnessed the re-enactment of the famous Anzac football (soccer) match that took place on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign.
The sailors of HMAS Success and a team from the Hellenic Army took the role of the 3rd Australian General Hospital and Royal Navy 100 years ago.
The event took place at the great football field at Kontias - a village we know that was visited by the Anzacs in 1915.
It was great to join with the locals to watch this match and I'm sure it will not be the last time an event like this occurs.
Many members of our Committee attended the event - including former South Melbourne Hellas board members and supporters, like Bill Georgandis. 
Thanks to the sailors of the HMAS Success and the soldiers of the Hellenic Army for making this unique Lemnos Anzac centenary event happen.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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