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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Time to Reflect on the Armistice of Mudros - Ballarat Courier

The grave stone of Corporal Charles E Gunn from Ballarat. Photograph Jim Claven 2013
Ballarat's daily newspaper, the Courier, last weekend published a major three page spread on the Ballarat connection to Lemnos and Gallipoli, and the story of the Armistice of Mudros.
One of Ballarat's Anzac's who remains on Lemnos, buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery, with his fellow Anzac's is Corporal Charles Gunn. He was 22 year old carpenter from Sebastopol, near Ballarat, who enlisted on 7th January 1915 into D Company, 21st AIF Battalion. He never made it to Gallipoli because he was one of the forty who died due to the torpedoing of his transport ship, the HMT Southland, on 2nd September 1915 by the German submarine UB-14, 30 nautical miles from Lemnos.
Since the articles have been published, many Ballarat readers have contacted Jim Claven with local stories and connections - including the relatives of Charles Gunn.
Read the articles from the Courier by clicking on the links below:
A Tale of Brave Australians - Ballarat Courier - 9 Nov 2013
Time to Reflect on the Armistice of Mudros pg1 - Ballarat Courier - 9 November 2013
Time to Reflect on the Armistice of Mudros pg2 - Ballarat Courier - 9 November 2013
Thanks to the Courier for publishing these stories.

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