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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Brighton's Colonel Richard Linton Remembered

Bayside War Memorial, Green Point Brighton. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the magnificent Anzac War Memorial at Green Point, Brighton.
The Memorial sits atop the shore line of Melbourne's Port Philip Bay. It commands excellent views.
The Memorial contains the name of one of Brighton's famous Anzacs - Colonel Richard Linton.
Commander of the 6th Brigade in 1915, Richard had been born in Dalton, Scotland. His home in Brighton was named "Dalton" in his birthplace's honour. His home is part of the Bayside City Council's Ostend Historical trail (click here for more details).
He died as a result of the torpedoing of the transport ship, Southland, off Lemnos. He never got to command the brigade at Gallipoli. He was buried on Lemnos, at East Mudros Military Cemetery.
Bayside War Memorial, Green Point Brighton. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Bayside War Memorial, Green Point Brighton. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay, from Green Point, Brighton. Photo Jim Claven 2015



Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay, from Green Point, Brighton. Photo Jim Claven 2015
It is fitting that his name is memorialized above the beaches of Port Phillip Bay - a reminder of the great Mudros Bay at Lemnos, near whose shores Colonel Linton's remains were laid to rest 100 years ago.
His name is listed amongst the names on bronze plaques affixed to the Memorial.
Listing for Colonel R Linton, Bayside War Memorial. Photo Jim Claven 2015.

To find out more about Colonel Richard Linton and his death and burial on Lemnos, click here.
Lest we forget

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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