|Matron Grace Wilson of the 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos, 1915. AWM image.|
The making our Memorial a reality will be a great recognition of the enduring links between Australia and Greece - at Lemnos, Gallipoli and beyond.
One of the strong links between Australia's Greek community and Australia's Anzac story is with the twelve Hellenic background diggers who fought at Gallipoli. Diggers like Private 170 Peter Rados of the 3rd Battalion AIF, a Melbourne cook born in Athens, who was 24 years old when he was killed on 19th May 1915 at the Peninsula along with so many others. He lies at grave plot G 21 near Anzac Cove, in Ari Burnu Cemetery. Another 150 of his Australian comrades are also buried here. Lest we forget.
|Private Peter Rados' grave, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli. Photograph Jim Claven 2013|
Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria - Newsletter - September 2013