|Anzacs awaiting embarkation from Greece at Megara, April 1941. AWM|
The Germans occupied the Island of Lemnos on this day, Anzac Day 1941 - the former base for the Allied Gallipoli campaign in 1915.
|German troops marching through Myrina, Lemnos' capital, 25 April 1941.|
Allied troops begin the evacuation of the Greek mainland.
5,700 troops, including Anzacs, are evacuated from Porto Rafti by HMS Glengoyle and HMS Calcutta.
6,685 troops are evacuated from Nafplio - the first capital of an independent Greece - by HMT Ulster Prince (which was then damaged and had to be abandoned), HMS Glenearn, HMS Pheobe, and HMS Hyacinth - and the Australian ships HMAS Voyager and HMAS Stuart.
The few remaining Royal Air Force airplanes in Greece are evacuated.
Australian Unit Locations - 25th April
16th Brigade HQ - Miloi
17th Brigade HQ - Kalamata
19th Brigade HQ - Megara
2/1st Battalion - Kalamata
2/2nd Battalion - Miloi
2/3rd Battalion -Karatiane
2/4th Battalion - Megara
2/5th Battalion - Argos
2/6th Battalion - Corinth
2/7th Battalion - Miloi
2/8th Battalion - Miloi
2/11th Battalion - Megara
2/1st Machine Gun Battalion - Argos
Thanks to Paul Sougleris of Greek Anzacs for his information on unit locations drawn from the official unit dairies.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
& Member, Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council