Category Archives: Fromelles

Fromelles Day Sydney 2019: Commemorative Procession and Commemoration

Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial The Families and Friends of the First AIF in conjunction with the Trustees of the Anzac Memorial, hosted the Commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles at … Continue reading

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24 April 2019 ANZAC Day Service at Fromelles

ANZAC Day was commemorated in the village of Fromelles on Wednesday 24 April, commencing with a dawn service at the Cobbers statue in the Australian Memorial Park. The following photos,2019 Fromelles ANZAC Service 24 April 2019 supplied by Carole Laignel, … Continue reading

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2/3 of the Diggers from Pheasant Wood now have their own headstones

19 July 2018 Headstone rededications. Photographs by Carole Laignel [Click on images to enlarge] The names of 233 or 93% of the 250 soldiers buried by the German Reserve Bavarian Infantry Regiment soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles are known. … Continue reading

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Seeking Fromelles DNA matches

19 July 2018 The Catafalque Party enters the Cemetery passing covered Headstones to be rededicated. All photographs by Carole Laignel, unless otherwise acknowledged [Click on images to enlarge] The names of 231 of the 250 soldiers buried by the German … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day Sydney 2018: Commemorative Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial and Commemorative Service

The Families and Friends of the First AIF in conjunction with the Trustees of the Anzac Memorial, hosted the Commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles at The Anzac Memorial Hyde Park, Sydney on Thursday 19 July … Continue reading

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Headstone Rededication and Commemoration at Fromelles 19 July 2018

On a very hot and sunny day, the Headstone Rededication and Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles was held at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. The Service on Thursday 19 July commenced at 6pm, exactly 102 years after the scheduled … Continue reading

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Fromelles Association AGM 10:30am Sunday 29 July 2018 at Castle Hill RSL Club

Nine Australian Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Fromelles in France were formally identified at the 2018 Fromelles Identification Board in April. In its announcement, The Australian Army acknowledged the work of The Fromelles Association of Australia, the original … Continue reading

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“Fromelles Family” Gathering, Sydney, Saturday 23 June 2018

More than 70 descendants of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Fromelles, members of the Families and Friends of the First AIF, the Fromelles Association, the Australian Branch of the Western Front Association and World War One Descendants gathered … Continue reading

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VALE – Neville Kidd

On behalf of the Committee and Members of Families and Friends of the First AIF, I extend condolences to the family and friends of FFFAIF Foundation and Honorary Member Neville Kidd on his passing in the Lady Davidson Private Hospital … Continue reading

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Fromelles Day Sydney – Solemn Vespers and Procession from the Archibald Fountain to the Anzac Memorial Commemorative Service

Solemn Vespers at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday 18 July  Commemoration in Sydney of the 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles commenced with Solemn Vespers at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm commemorating the Australians in … Continue reading

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