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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

Friday, 27 January 2017

Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial 2017 Commemorative Service - Update - Col (Ret) Jan McCarthy to give keynote address

Colonel (Ret) Jan McCarthy laying a wreath at last years Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial commemorative service.
The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee is honoured that Colonel (Ret.) Jan McCarthy, President of the Returned Nurses RSL Sub-Branch, will deliver the keynote address at our forthcoming annual commemorative service on Saturday, 12th August 2017.
Colonel Jan McCarthy is a former Director of Army Nursing and current President of the Returned Nurses Sub-Branch of the RSL. She served in 1st Field Hospital in Vung Tau during 1968-1969 during the Vietnam War.
Colonel McCarthy has been a long supporter of our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial project, attending its unveiling and last years inaugural service.
Jan is pictured here among the other dignitaries at the unveiling of our Memorial in August 2015.
Our Annual Commemorative Service to the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, and especially the important role of Australia's nurses on the Island, is held annual at the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial at Foote Street Reserve, Albert Park.
It is held either on the 8th August or on the following Saturday every year. 8th August is the anniversary of the arrival of Australia's nurses on Lemnos in 1915.
Further details on this years service will be posted on this webblog.
Thanks to Committee Executive member Arlene Bennett of Melbourne's Nurses Memorial Centre for her assistance.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Commitee

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