|AE2 in Portsmouth, England, in 1914. AWM|
Great exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney - The Navy in WW1.
Website has a great little video of transport convoys leaving Australia, troops exercising on the decks etc.
The exhibition states that it tells the story of the Naval Bridging Train and the AE2 - both of home spent time on Lemnos.
Hope the exhibition includes this part of story. Something for the Sydney Lemnian community and historians to follow up.
Also features excerpts from several unpublished journals by:
- John Brown, a wireless radio operator aboard HMAS Protector, Warrego, and Brisbane.
- Henry James Elly Kinder, Stoker Petty Officer aboard the AE2 submarine which breached the Turkish defences of the Dardanelles Strait.
- Frank Trevor Jones, an Able Seaman on HMAS Sydney when it fought the infamous German raider SMS Emden.
If you are in Sydney, give it a look!
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee