Help us promote Lemnos' link to Anzac - Make a donation now

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

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Victoria's Greek Orthodox Community promote Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial Statue Function

Matron Grace Wilson of the 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos, 1915. AWM image.
 Victoria's Greek Orthodox community have advertised our first fundraising event for our Memorial Statue to their membership. To see their email newsletter story, click on the link below.

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
We thank the GOCMV for promoting our event.

Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria - Newsletter - September 2013

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