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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
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
2017 Annual Captain Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar Commemoration at St Kilda Cemetery
Last Sunday the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee participated in the annual Captain Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar commemorative service held at Melbourne's St Kilda Cemetery.
As usual the service was well attended, with probably over one hundred people attending. A number of members of our Committee attended, including myself, Lee Tarlamis our President, John Salpigitidis, George Petrou and Lambis Englezos.
Lee laid a wreath on behalf of our Committee as part of the service at Albert Jacka's grave site. This is the first time that our Committee has been invited to participate in this important commemorative event in the City of Port Phillip.
Captain Albert Jacka was the first Australian Victoria Cross awardee of the First World War, being awarded the honour for his service in the Gallipoli campaign. He also served on the Greek Island of Lemnos during the campaign. For more information on Albert and his connection to Lemnos, please click here.
Below (and above) are some photos of the event taken by myself.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee