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Australia Funds Remembrance Trail on the Greek Island of Lemnos

Australia LemnosAustralia to honor fallen heroes of the Gallipoli campaign on the Greek island of Lemnos. Credit: Facebook/Australian Embassy, Greece

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced recently funding of $4.9 million in the 2022-23 budget for the Lemnos Remembrance Trail to honor fallen heroes of the Gallipoli campaign.

The Lemnos Remembrance Trail will honor the service of Australian doctors, nurses and other service personnel, who served on the Greek island of Lemnos during the First World War.

The forward base for the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915-16, Lemnos was home to thousands of ANZACs and became the last resting place for 148 Australians.

The creation of the Remembrance Trial was first announced back in April 2018 by Melbourne’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee and the Prefecture of the Northern Aegean.

With important groundwork completed since 2019, when the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the project now heads towards implementation.

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