Category Archives: Fromelles

Museum Opening Delayed

Construction continues on the new Fromelles Museum commemorating the Battle of Fromelles, 1916 . Delays in the project have resulted in a postponment of the opening of the museum as it will not be completed in time for the  97th anniversary … Continue reading

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Winter comes to Fromelles

Winter has arrived in Fromelles with -10 degree C, temperatures and snow. Photos kindly shared by FFFAIF member Carole Laignel.

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Nursing home honours fallen

A new nursing home, Fromelles Manor, was opened in Lismore, NSW, on 6 December by the French Consul-General of Australia, M. Eric Berti. M.Berti said at the opening: “The people of France have not forgotten what Australia did for their country. … Continue reading

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Progress at Fromelles

Construction continues on the site of the new Fromelles Museum. The following photo collection has once again been kindly supplied by FFFAIF member Carole Laignel.

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Work begins on new Fromelles Museum

[Serero Architects] Work began on the new Fromelles Museum last week. The Museum is to be located adjacent to the CWGC Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery and is scheduled to open on 19 July 2013. [Carole Laignel] The architects of the … Continue reading

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Fromelles Commemorations

96th Anniversary Commemorations The Battle of Fromelles 19-20 July 1916 Fromelles, France: Friday 20th July Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery Melbourne, Australia: The Shrine of Remembrance services will commence at 1:30pm on Thursday 19th July at the Cobbers Statue. For more … Continue reading

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9 Fromelles Diggers named

DNA tests have identified nine more soldiers killed in the Battle of Fromelles on 19th July, 1916. The graves of these soldiers will now be given their identity in the Pheasant Wood, Fromelles Cemetery. Their names are: Private Leonard Broadhurst (3013) , Sydney, … Continue reading

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Fromelles ID Board Reconvenes

On the 23 March 2012 the third annual United Kingdom and Australian Joint Identification Board will convene in London in an effort to formally identify some of the remaining 140 unknown soldiers who are buried in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) … Continue reading

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Fromelles Services

FROMELLES DAY – COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES  SYDNEY – ANZAC Memorial Hyde Park (Eastern side of the Memorial building.) Tuesday, 19 July 10.45am for 11am start 95th Commemorative Service for the Battle of Fromelles. The first battle fought by an AIF Division … Continue reading

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Fromelles TV Special

Lost diggers of Fromelles April 25th 2011 7:30pm – 8:30pm Channel 7 Australian TV special Lost Diggers of Fromelles will be televised on Anzac Day: This is the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of the largest excavation of World War I dead in modern … Continue reading

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