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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, 5 September 2016

Lemnos 1915 - Kilmore Historical Society Presentation Tonight

Nurses on Lemnos, 1915. AWM

Come along and hear my presentation on Lemnos and its role in the Gallipoli campaign tonight (6th September 2016) at the Kilmore Historical Society.
I will touch on some local connections to the Lemnos story, including Kilmore Colonel James Burston, commander of the 7th AIF Brigade as well as some other local diggers who came to Lemnos. Also we will discuss the identity of the Australian nurse on the right of the photograph above. This has a local connection too.
The presentation will take place in the historic Kilmore Court House (pictured above), 4 Powlett Street Kilmore.This building was erected in 1863 and renovated in 1888 and is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
My address will commence at approximately 8pm following the AGM of the Kilmore Historical Society. The meeting room will be open from 7.30pm. The talk will be followed by supper. Please feel free to attend if you are able.
For more information about my presentation or about the Kilmore Historical Society please email - kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Thanks to Barbara Wilson (Secretary of the Kilmore Historical Society) and to Liz Dillon-Hensby for the opportunity to give the address.
Liz - a qualified nurse - has been a keen supporter of our Memorial in Albert Park attending our unveiling last year as part of the re-enactment team led by Faye Threyfall.

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee


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