There is footage of the Island of Lemnos amongst a film made by the Canadian WW1 veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Father Thomas Nangle (picture above), the former Padre of the Newfoundland Regiment.
After the war, ather nangle was appointed the Newfoundland representatibe on the Imperial war Graves Commission. in this capacity he visited Gallipoli in 1921. While there he made a short film of the Gallipili penimsial, as well as short moving images of both Mudros and Imbros.
This is an amazing piece of historical footage, espcially as it captires Lemnos and Imbros in the aftermath of WW1.
You can view the footage by clicking here.
Thanks to our good friend and support John Irwin for finding this film at the Australian War Memorial.
The Newfoundland Regiment and Lemnos
Newfoundland (now a province of Canada) was in 1915 a British Dominion. In WW1 the Newfoundland Regiment served at part of the British 29th Division during the Gallipoli campaign - along with other Newfoundlanders and Canadians, including the 70 nurses who served on Lemnos with the 1st an 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospitals.
Over 1,000 members of the Newfoundland Regiment fought at Gallipoli.
Amongst the 7 Newfoundlanders buried on Lemnos, 5 served in the Newfoundland Regiment:
- Private 1312 Ignatius Furey
- Private 99 John Myrick
- Private 271 George Clark
- Private 407 Walter Murphy
- Lance Corporal 276 Rupert Watts
Below is a short biography of Father Thomas Nangle: