- 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.
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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.
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
FFFAIF members are invited to come and shop at the on-line book fair in the Members’Area from 12 n00n (Eastern Summer Time) Saturday 12th January, 2013. To access to the Members’ Area you will need the 2012/13 password. Then go … Continue reading
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
FFFAIF member and author Ross McMullin will be in Sydney in the coming week to talk about his most recent book Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation. Ross describes the book as being ‘strongly in tune with FFFAIF objectives and … Continue reading
[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
This week’s Book Auction commenced on Monday 3rd September. The funds raised from the sale of the books will go towards the John Laffin Memorial Fund, with the final bidding taking place on Saturday 8th September. These books are currently … Continue reading
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
Families and Friends of First AIF 2012 Annual General Meeting and Dinner Garden City Motel 55 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah, ACT 2609 AGM: Saturday 15 September at 2.15pm for 2.30pm in the Banksia Room Dinner: Saturday 15 September (time to be … Continue reading