*Memorial Ceremony

A Memorial Ceremony will be held at
Oatley (Sydney) War Memorial
Sunday 1st November at 2 pm.

Oatley War Memorial_webPhoto: Oatley War Memorial [Chris Munro]

Oatley RSL Sub-Branch is holding a ceremony to honour the memory of servicemen whose names were recently added to the War Memorial in Oatley Gardens. As part of the upgrade to the memorial earlier this year, the names of several people identified in a recent research project were added to the memorial. It now incorporates the names of all soldiers who served in World Wars I and II and the Korean, Malayan and Vietnam Wars.

Other upcoming commemorations and events include:
*Dedication of a Memorial Plaque to the 45th Infantry Battalion, Saturday 7th November, 2009, 11:00am at Mortdale Memorial Park, cnr Boundary Rd and Macquarie Place, Mortdale, NSW
*FFFAIF Members Forum, Sunday 15th November 2009, 9:30am – 3:30pm, Ashfield (Sydney) RSL Club, Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW.


The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, announced by The Hon Greg Combet AM MP and the Hon Kevan Jones MP, 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 new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery presently under construction at Fromelles.

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