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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

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Lemnos Centenary of Anzac - Commemorative Event 3 - East Mudros Military Cemetery Wreath-laying


On the 19th April, the third commemorative event took place on Lemnos - the formal commemoration of the dead at East Mudros Military Cemetery.
This was one of Lemnos' best Anzac commemorations. It was a very well-attended memorial service, with the Greek military, the sailors of the HMAS Success were present, along with military attaches from France and Canada. Ambassadors and representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland and France were in attendance. 
The centrepiece of the ceremony was the wreath-laying in recognition of our brave Anzac and Allied soldiers and nurses who gave their lives 100 years ago. Amongst the many representatives that laid wreaths, those from Australia included the Australian Ambassador to Greece, his Excellency John Griffin, Australia Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN, Richard Dalla-Riva MP (Victoria), Peter Katsambanis MP (WA), our President Lee Tarlamis laid a wreath on behalf of our Committee, Marlene Varvaras (Lemnian Community of Victoria), Christina Despoteris (Pan-Lemnian Federation of Australia), Nick Kambouris (RSL Hellenic Sub-Branch) and Liz Kaydos (Lemnos 1915).  
The ceremony was attended by hundreds, including many from our Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee in Melbourne.
A new and major aspect of this commemoration was the participation of the sailors of the Australian warship, the HMAS Success - the first Australian warship to visit Lemnos since 1918.
Lest we forget

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Lee Tarlamis 2015

Photograph Jim Claven 2015

Ships company HMAS Success. Photograph Jim Claven 2015

Christina Despoteris lays a wreath. Photograph Jim Claven 2015

Liz Kaydos lays a wreath. Photograph Jim Claven 2015

Me and members of our Committee - Terry Paule, Christina Despoteris, Nick and Sophia Kambouris and Malama Varvaras. Photograph Jim Claven 2015
Jim Claven and Lee Tarlamis
Secretary and President
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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