|A Skyriot wedding.|
The Hellenic connection to Anzac touches many parts of Greece. From its mountains, the plains and valleys, across the Ionian and Aegean, to its many Islands, the Anzac's walked across WW1 and WW2. And these stories of Greeks and Anzac's are there to be told.
Sitting on the edge of the northern Aegean, part of the Sporades group of islands, Skyros sits on the sea-road from mainland Greece to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea beyond. And it has been a place of war and refuge. Skyros is another part of Greece's Anzac trail.
|Rupert Brooke's grave on Skyros|
And it is where the locals - like so many others across Greece at great peril to themselves and their loved ones - aided escaping and evading Allied soldiers in the wake of the Axis invasion of Greece. One of those was East Malvern’s Warrant Officer Thomas Milton Boulter (below) who came to Skyros in June 1941.
|Warrant Officer Milton Boulter, MM. AWM|
Thanks to OPA! Magazine for publishing my article. To read the full edition of the magazine, click here.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee