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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, 5 February 2015

Lemnos Nurse Violet Duddy - Plaque Unvieling

Nurses of the 3rd AGH in France. Nurse Duddy is fourth from the right in the front row.

A very active local historical group has succeed in raising funds to unveil a special memorial plaque to one of the Australian nurses who served on Lemnos in 1915 - Nurse Violet Blanche Duddy.
Born in Hastings New Zealand, Violet was 29 when she enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service in July 1915. Trained at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, she was a member of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses Association - as all Lemnos nurses were - the precursor body to the current Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
Her service file records her as serving on Lemnos in October 1915 - at Moudros. She was evacuated with the rest of the 3rd Australian General Hospital nurses in January 1916.
Australian nurses waiting for a barge to take them to their transport ship in Moudros Bay, January 1915. AW Savage Photo. State Library of NSW.
Violet's memorial plaque will be unveiled on March 16th 2015. The memorial includes Lemnos as one of the places she served.  
The Committee encourages interested members of the community to attend this important event.
Event details are:
  • Unveiling to occur at 11am on Monday March 16th 2015, at Queenscliff Cemetery, Point Lonsdale, 
  • The event will be followed by light refreshments and a tour of an exhibit about Violet Duddy at the Queenscliff Historical Museum.
Thanks to Margaret Stowers for this information.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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