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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

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Glen Eira Historical Society reports on Lemnos Gallipoli Address

Myself, with Chris Mingos, Committee member and Anne Kilpatrick, President of the GEHS.
On the 22 July 2015 I gave an address on Lemnos and its link to Anzac to the Glen Eira Historical Society. The meeting was well attended.
I was able to identify a local connection to the Lemnos link. Three nurses connected to the Glen Eira area served with Matron Grace Wilson at the 3rd Australian General Hospital. They were Sister Gertrude Davis, Staff Nurse Stella Agnes Robin and Staff Nurse Eileen Hughes. All had some connection to Elsternwick.
And two diggers connected to Glen Eira are buried in Lemnos' military cemeteries.These are 19 year old Horace Harton of the 23rd Battalion, whose family lived at 12 Allison Street Elsternwick when he enlisted on the 15th March 1915. He is buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery.
Francis Carter was 23 years old when he enlisted as Private 813 in the AIF’s 5th Battalion at the Ripponlea recruitment centre. A Carpenter by trade, he had been born in nearby Brighton. He is buried at Portianos Military Cemetery.
The Glen Eira Historical Society has published a report on the address for their members. A copy of this can be viewed by clicking here.
Thank you to the Glen Eira Historical Society for the invitation.
Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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