Category Archives: Diggers of First AIF

2 more identified!!

The ABC News has reported on Wednesday 7 July 2010: DNA tests reveal identities of Fromelles soldiers Researchers have identified two more Australian soldiers who died at the Battle of Fromelles in Northern France during World War I. Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading

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*Plugstreet Digger's ID

The Australian Digger found in August 2008, still carrying his full kit and holding his rifle, 91 years after he was killed on the Western Front in Belgium has been identified. The co-director of the project Richard Osgood said: ‘Extensive detective work … Continue reading

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*New MP Posting

Located within the Research area of this website is a section known as Military Police. Photo: Some of the men from the 1st ANZAC Corps Headquarters [Trevor Munro Collection] A new Case Book has been added to the site. This Case Book highlights a … Continue reading

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More Fromelles names

Photo: 3047 Private Robert Arthur Dewar, 55th Battalion The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, Alan Griffin, on Saturday 8 May announced the names of a further 19 soldiers who were recently reburied in Fromelles, France.  The men’s … Continue reading

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*K.I.A. 25th April 1915

The 95th anniversary of the first Anzac Day will be commemorated around Australia and across the world. Photo: Anzac Service at Oatley War Memorial in Sydney, 18th April 2010 [Chris Munro] The ANZAC acronym is formed from the initials of … Continue reading

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Fromelles ID profiles

 The list of 75 Australian soldiers whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood and whose identities have been established by the Fromelles Joint Identification Board was released on Wednesday 17 March 2010. The list is available on the … Continue reading

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Fromelles Media #3

Media reports for the period since 16 March 2010 related to the identification of soldiers whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood and whose identities have been established by the Fromelles Joint Identification Board. Wednesday 31 March, … Continue reading

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* Gallipoli 2010

25th April 2010 will be the 95th Anniversary of the landing of Australian troops on the shores of Gallipoli. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, has recently announced a number of initiatives to commemorate the Anniversary including: Gallipoli’s Victoria Cross … Continue reading

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34 soldiers re-buried

The Last Post is sounded on the cornet of the 31st Battalion AIF On Wednesday the re-burial of 34 soldiers killed at the Battle of Fromelles whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood took place in showery … Continue reading

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1st Aust Tunnelling Co

Edgeworth David, Professor of Geology at Sydney University and Ernest Skeats, Professor of Geology at Melbourne University proposed formation of the Mining Corps to the Federal Government early in 1915 and by June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational … Continue reading

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