The three booklets were recently revealed at the RSL National Conference.
The titles are as follows:
- Century of Service - Devotion - Stories of Australia's wartime nurses
- Century of Service - Ancestry - Stories of the multicultural Anzacs
- Century of Service - Audacity Stories of heroic Australians in wartime
Supporters and members of our Committee will welcome the fact that Devotion includes a section on Lemnos and Matron Grace Wilson. The relevant pages are reproduced below:
You can download a PDF of the whole Devotion booklet by following this link.
This booklet is a welcome addition to the Anzac library.
Our Committee has long argued for greater recognition of the diversity of the Anzac's - with over 1,000 indigenous Anzac's, approximately 30% having been born overseas and a high proportion of the remainder having parents born overseas.
It highlights a number of biographical stories - from English-born Charles Bean, Greek-born Nicholas Rodakis, Sicilian-born Coriglianos brothers and indigenous Trooper Frank Fisher. A selection of some pages from the booklet and some of the biographies are reproduced below.
How to get copies
Contact the Australian War Memorial, the Department of Veterans Affairs or your local Federal MP to obtain a copy of these great new booklets.
We hope you find this promotion useful.
Thanks to Committee Member Ange Kenos for making us aware of these new booklets.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee