- FFFAIF supports the inscription of "FROMELLES" on State and National Memorials
25th April Anzac Day
- The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, to conduct a full DNA testing program on the remains of Australian and British soldiers found in mass graves at Pheasant Wood (Fromelles), and for their continuing commitment to identify as many of the fallen as is possible. We also thank the Australian, UK and French governments for affording dignified individual reburials for these soldiers, buried by German soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles on 19/20 July 1916, in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.
Category Archives: ANZAC Day
98th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landing 25th APRIL 2013 Read more about Anzac Day and it’s traditions by visiting the Australian War Memorial website. Read about and watch the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial by clicking here.
Are you planning to be in Gallipoli or France for Anzac Day? STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR ANZAC DAY IN GALLIPOLI & FRANCE Ahead of Anzac Day 2012, Secretary for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mr Ian Campbell encouraged Australians … Continue reading
ANZAC Day and Easter Celebrations coincided this year resulting in a series of ANZAC Commemorations being held on alternative dates as well as the traditional 25th April. In Fromelles, France the inaugural Dawn Service was held on 21st April 2011. … Continue reading
The following report comes from FFFAIF French member Yves Fohlen who attended the Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux. Yves has been present at each of the official services held at Villers Bretonneux. Although long before these services were conducted, Yves … Continue reading
ANZAC Day in Belgium commenced with a Dawn Service at British New Buttes Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke. Photo: Dawn Service New Buttes Cemetery Polygon Wood Zonnebeke Belgium [Johan Durnez] Read about this service as seen through the eyes of FFFAIF member Johan … Continue reading
The following photo report of Anzac Day in Brisbane 2010 was provided to the Families and Friends of First AIF by member Matt Smith. Photo: Dawn Service at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square Photo: Inspecting the wreaths laid during the Dawn … Continue reading
Families and Friends of First AIF member Kerry Patman from Sydney has written this report on her Anzac Day experience at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra: Photo: Entrance to Australian War Memorial Canberra early on Anzac Day I have not … Continue reading
The overcast weather did not deter an enthusiastic crowd from lining the streets of Sydney to cheer the veterans as they marched. FFFAIF member Stuart Curry with a number of supporters dressed for the occasion in historic uniforms offered their support for … Continue reading
This report was kindly supplied by an Aussie ”friend of the First AIF” living in Dubai: Waking up in Dubai you never expect to see rain, but like Sydney rain fell on Anzac Day morning from the skies of Dubai. We … Continue reading