Photo: Arrival of the first detachment of Sisters, 3rd Australian General Hospital. [AW Savage, photo album, PXE 698, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales]
KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2016
WWI NURSES ON THE ISLAND OF LEMNOS
LEMNOS 1915 – THE OTHER SIDE OF GALLIPOLI
The Kilmore Historical Society is very pleased to announce that the guest speaker at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 6th September will be Mr Jim Claven MA.
Jim will recount the often forgotten role that the Greek Island of Lemnos played in the Gallipoli campaign – as the forward base for the campaign, the location of soldiers’ rest camps and field hospitals.
Australian, New Zealand and Canadian nurses served here, and 148 diggers remain buried amongst over 1,200 other Allied graves on the island.
Here Australian soldiers and nurses experienced the culture and hospitality of their Greek hosts.
Jim is a freelance writer and historian, and has been Secretary of the Melbourne-based Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee since 2011. He holds Master of Arts Degree from Monash University and has written extensively on the Anzac connection to Greece.
Join us at the Kilmore Courthouse at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 6th September to learn more of this fascinating part of Australia’s history.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the commencement of the evening, followed by Jim’s talk and supper.
Everyone is welcome.
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