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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

Friday, 27 November 2015

Matron Grace Wilson to be honored by Australia Post - 12th April 2016

Royal Red Cross Medal, 1st Class - reproduction. Image: Worcester Medals
Matron Grace Willson will be honored by Australia Post.
Australia Post will issue a collectors stamp on the hundred year anniversary of Grace Wilson's being awarded the Royal Red Cross medal.
The stamp will feature both the Royal Red Cross medal and a photo of Grace. It will be issued on the 12th of April 2016.
They have also seeking permission from Grace's family to use a letter of Grace's, reproduced in her own hand. This will be used as part of Australia Post's Voices of the Past series. It will be a limited edition of 3000 and only available at major Post Offices.
This important recognition will also bring recognition to the role of Australia's nurses and the Red Cross in the First World War.
Thanks to Rosemary Dwyer of the Wilson family for sharing this information with our Committee.
Matron Grace Wilson on Lemnos, 1915. AWM
Replacement Medals
Note if you are the descendant of a recipient of the Royal Red Cross medal or the Associate Red Cross Medal and wish to purchase a replacement reproduction medal, you can do so from Worcester Medals in the UK. Their contact details;+441527835375
You can see their webpage order form by clicking the link here.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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