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

Saturday, 5 July 2014

New Zealanders and the locals on Lemnos

Just like the Australians, our Anzac cousins, the New Zealanders at Gallipoli spent time on Lemnos and interacted with the locals in 1915.
Below is a sequence of lovely photographs, showing an Australian and New Zealand soldier of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles talking to and making friends with some local Lemnian children and giving them a donkey ride.
Who knows the descendents of these children may be living in Australia or New Zealand today.

Source: Imperial War Museum, London

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

No comments:

Post a Comment