Lemnos WWI memorial to be inaugurated

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After three years of planning, the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial will be unveiled this coming weekend at Foote Street Square in Albert Park, close to where the Anzacs and Australian nurses embarked for the Dardanelles.The event will take place at 11.00 am, exactly one hundred years to the day after hundreds of nurses arrived on Lemnos to care for the sick and wounded of the Gallipoli campaign.The memorial, consisting of two statues – one a nurse and the other a wounded digger – was created by created by sculptor Peter Corlett and funded through individual donations and grants from the federal and state government and the City of Port Phillip. The unveiling, which will take place in the presence of descendents of the nurses and diggers who served on Lemnos in 1915, is a public event. All are warmly invited to attend.last_img read more