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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

Monday, 26 October 2015

Come to Richmond Town Hall on Friday and here about Yarra's Lemnos Heroes

Flowers on the graves of diggers, East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos. Photograph Jim Claven 2015
This Friday evening, on the 97th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros ending the war in the Middle East, the City of Yarra and the Lemnis Gallipoli Commemorative Committee will be hosting an exhibition and reception.The exhibition is the Committee's photographic exhibition featuring 40 of the most iconic images from the huge archive of photographs taken by the Anzacs - diggers and nurses - on the Island of Lemnos in 1915. Entrance free, all invited.

Two Diggers from Yarra are buried on Lemnos - Richmond's Private Frank Hanley and Fitzroy's Private James May.
The grave of Private Frank Hanley, East Mudros Military Cemetary, Lemnos. Photograph Jim Claven 2013
Richmond-born labourer Frank Hanley was a labourer when enlisted as Private 1857 into the 5th Battalion 21st January 1914 with the consent of his mother (Ellen Hanley). His address was 3 Prince Patrick Street Richmond. He died of wounds received in action at Gallipoli on 18th August 1915, while aboard the Hospital Ship Scotian, anchored in Lemnos’ great Mudros Bay, Lemnos. He is buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery.
The grave of Private James May, Portianos Military Cemetary, Lemnos. Photograph Jim Claven 2013
Fitzroy-born James Henry May was 29 years and 6months old, when he enlisted in South Australia on 14th December 1914 as Private 1355 in the 12th Battalion, 3rd Brigade. He was living in Port Augusta, South Australia, with his mother. Like Frank, James was also a labourer. He embarked from Adelaide on 15th February 1915, aboard the HMAT Itonus (A50). He died at Moudros on Lemnos of wounds received at Gallipoli and was buried at Lemnos’ Portianos Military Cemetery.

The Committee is very glad that the City of Yarra has agreed to host this event.
You are all invited to attend this exhibition and reception:

6.30pm, Friday 30th October 2015
Richmond Town Hall.

RSVP 92055096 (leave a message) or mayorandcouncillorsevents@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Thanks to Mayor Clr Phillip Vlahogiannis for supporting and promoting this event.

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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