Fromelles Diggers Honoured, 95 Years After Battle

Posted by admin on Jul 20, 2011

Another 14 soldiers who died during the Battle of Fromelles in World War I have found their final resting places. The Veterans’ Affairs Minister, Warren Snowdon, is due to unveil 14 newly marked headstones at the Fromelles Military Cemetery in France this morning, 95 years after the bloody battle.

The remains of nine soldiers from NSW, three Victorians and one each from Queensland and South Australia were among 250 fallen Australian and British soldiers recovered from mass graves at Pheasant Wood in 2009. They were formally identified this April.

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