Australian soldiers and other allied troops assembled at the small Greek island of Lemnos 106 years ago, gathering to embark on the Gallipoli campaign. For many, it was the last sight of peace they would see.
Australia’s Department of Veteran Affairs reportedly wants to fund a project for the creation of a monument on the island to commemorate the ANZACs who perished in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. The creation of the monument was discussed during an e-meeting this week between the Greek and Australian ministries of culture and defence.
Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Defence Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis were present at the virtual conference.
Lemnos already features the Australians’ Monument at Mudros port and a pier built by Australian troops which has been officially named the “Australian Pier”.