The Bodies Of Australian And British Soldiers Buried In A Mass Grave In Northern France During World War I Are To Be DNA Tested

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2008

The remains of up to 400 Australian and British First World War soldiers, which were discovered in a group burial at Fromelles, France in May 2008, are to be recovered and re-interred in individual graves.  These soldiers lost their lives in the Battle of Fromelleswhich was the First Australia Imperial Forces first major offensive on the Western Front; taking place between 19 and 21 July 1916.

The Army has dedicated a team to manage the Australian aspects of this project, which includes the allocation of resources, coordination of memorial ceremonies, and identification of potential relatives.

This website will endeavour to keep the Australian public informed throughout the span of the project.

If you think your relative may be buried at Fromelles, you can register by entering your details online.

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