|Myself, with Chris Mingos, Committee member and Anne Kilpatrick, President of the GEHS.|
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.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee