*Dubbo Regional Meeting

The Committee of the FFFAIF invites you to join them at their second Regional Meeting for 2009. Members and non-members are welcome.

 FFFAIF Regional Meeting

Dubbo, Sunday 24th May 2009

 Dubbo RSL Club Resort, Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Jacaranda Room (on right at top of stairs)

11.00am to 3.30pm


Four guest speakers: 

Bob Newton:                “Chasing the memory of a fighting family”. Bob will talk about his search  for four brothers and three sons-in-law that served in WWI.

Mary Newton:             “The Miracle of the Three Photos”. Mary will tell how she has been able  to ‘unite’ the families of three Artillery mates.

Andrew Dunkley:        “A boy goes to war: my grandfather in the 18th Btn”. Andrew’s investigation of his grandfather’s service has led to him writing a book on one man and his battalion in the Great War.  

Graeme Hosken:            “The Australian ‘invasion’ of Belgium 1918-19”. Graeme will present a slideshow to illustrate what the Aussies got up to after the Armistice. 


Maurice Campbell (ph 6882 1293; e-mail mhcampbell@aapt.net.au)


Graeme Hosken (ph 6882 6270; e-mail ghoskenaif@bigpond.comAS SOON AS POSSIBLE to allow catering arrangements to be finalised.

Cost: Entry by Donation


The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers – presently buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood – dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds Minister Snowdon and his British counterpart, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans, Kevan Jones MP, for their joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.

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