Category Archives: Zonnebeke

Sydney Opportunity

Brothers in Arms – The Story of the Zonnebeke Five There is a unique opportunity for Sydneysiders to meet and hear Belgian amateur historian, Johan Vanderwalle speak about the part he played in the discovery of five Australian soldiers in 2007, … Continue reading

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Brothers In Arms

Johan Vanderwalle, co-author of Beneath Flanders Fields – The Tunneller’s War, is visiting Australia in a quest to honour the fallen Diggers of the Great War. Photo: Johan Vanderwalle and Lambis Engelzos In 2007 Johan played a key role in the … Continue reading

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Snow in Polygon Wood

Johan Vandewalle, who operates the ANZAC Rest (de Dreve) cafe at Polygon Wood and was a key person in the recovery of the 5 Australian soldiers at Zonnebecke and the subsequent identification of 3 of them, has sent the following photographs of … Continue reading

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Pte George Storey

In Honour of Private George R. Storey Photo: Private George Storey [David Storey http://www.polygonwood.com/] Western Australian FFFAIF member, Sandra Playle, has provided the website with an interesting newspaper article which completes the final chapter of the story of Private George … Continue reading

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*Briefing Room No.1

Contributed by FFFAIF member Stuart Curry: Tyne Cot Railway As you drive out of Tyne Cot Cemetery, turn left and 100 yards down the road you’ll notice on a footpath a small column with an Australian rising sun on it. … Continue reading

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*Private Storey Photos

Here is an update on the re-dedication of Private George Storey’s final resting place in ButtesNew British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium from the Department of Defence. Photo: Mr Warren Snowdon at re-dedication service, 30 September 2008 [Dept. Defence] Wednesday 1 October … Continue reading

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*Re-dedication

The final resting place of the recently identified member of the ‘Zonnebeke Five’, Private Storey, was re-dedicated yesterday with the unveiling of a new headstone. The discovery of the identity of Private Storey was featured in August RECENT NEWS item, 3 out of 5 @ … Continue reading

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3 out 5 @ Zonnebeke

Photo: ‘Zonnebeke 5′ graves, Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium The following news bulletin has been received from the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke: On 3 July we announced that the remains of an unknown Australian soldier, killed in September 1917, had … Continue reading

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