Lambis is an amateur historian and ardent researcher regarding missing Australian servicemen of World War 1. He was honoured with the award of an AM in recognition of his unwavering determination to uncover the fate and location of missing servicemen.
His talk on May 2, 8pm, Crawford Hall, is open to members, guests and the general public. Lambis believes there will be an announcement in the near future of further identification progress.
“Lambis Englezos is a man on a sacred mission. The Greek-born 62-year-old retiree from Melbourne, Australia, has spent more than a decade in search of the burial sites of Australian troops listed as “missing” from that nation’s wars. His research and persistence led to the discovery of an unrecorded World War I mass grave in Fromelles, France, containing the remains of 250 “Diggers,” as Australian and New Zealand troops are known. The remains were exhumed in 2009, then reinterred once identified. For the past four years Englezos has been advocating a similar recovery effort for the remains of 250 Australians killed in the May 1915 Second Battle of Krithia—an ultimately futile Allied assault against Ottoman Turkish positions on the Gallipoli peninsula.”