Australian soldiers at the Anzac Rest Camp at Sarpi on Lemnos, 1915. Photographer AW Savage, State Library of NSW Collection
Our special guest at the September meeting will be Jim Claven MA and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee.
In his presentation, Lemnos 1915 - The Other Side of Gallipoli, Jim will recount the often forgotten role that the Greek Island of…
'Well Represented at Front.', Port Melbourne Standard 15 May 1915
Our First World War Centenary project has uncovered many incredible stories of Port men volunteering for active service such as this one from The Standard newspaper on 15 May 1915.
The first part of the article talks about four cousins, all born in Port Melbourne, who were serving at the Front. William…
The relationship between Australia and Greece has deep roots in the island of Lemnos.
A hundred years ago, a piper welcomed the first Anzac nurses ashore onto that island.
Conditions were harsh and chaotic at first - ‘too awful for words’. Over time conditions improved and survival rates were impressive.
The dedication of the 130 nurses who served on Lemnos, the men they…