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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, 3 January 2017

85th Anniversary Albert Jacka Memorial Service Sunday 15 January 2017

Albert Jacka's grave, St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2015
The City of Port Phillip will be holding its annual Albert Jacka Memorial Service on Sunday 15th January 2017.
Captain Albert Jacka was Australia's first Victoria Cross recipient and a highly decorated soldier. Importantly for our Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Albert served on Lemnos as part of his participation in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The famous photo below shows Albert on Lemnos. To read more about Albert and his connection to Lemnos click here.
To honour Albert and his connection to Lemnos, our Committee will be laying a wreath during this coming service.
Albert Jacka on Lemnos, August 1915. AWM
Note also that the grave of Nurse Clarice Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence are also in St Kilda Cemetery. Clarice and Ernest both served during the Gallipoli campaign and were famously married on Lemnos during the campaign. To read more about Clarice and Ernest, click here.
Members of our Committee will take the opportunity to visit their graves and pay our respects at the conclusion of the Albert Jacka Service.
Daley-Lawrence grave, St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Details of the service are as follows:
  • 2pm - St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road, St Kilda - Wreath-laying and address by Keith Payne VC AM. Keith Payne is an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross awarded due to his actions
    during the Vietnam War. He is the last living Australian recipient of the original "Imperial" Victoria Cross.
  • 3-4.30pm - St Kilda Town Hall, Cnr Brighton Rd & Carlisle St, Portico Entrance (enter off Brighton Road) - Afternoon Tea and Presentation by special guests Doug Baird & Keith Payne VC AM. Doug is the father of the late Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, the first Australian Commando to be awarded a Victoria Cross and the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia.
All Committee members are urged to attend.

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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