MHSA Fromelles Talk

From
The Military Historical Society of Australia
Victoria Branch

MHSA Vic

 An invitation to attend
a talk by Lambis Englezos  

‘Fromelles and Pheasant Wood’  
A talk on the history of the battle, the research and most recent work at the site… 

MHSA_LambisMr Lambis Englezos, AM is well-known as the amateur historian and school teacher responsible for discovering mass war graves of Australian and British soldiers from World War 1 near Fromelles in France.  He became a member of the Order of Australia this year after being recognised for “service to the community through research and advocacy roles” relating to that discovery.

The location of the Fromelles mass burial site was first indicated by Melburnian Mr Englezos’ amateur historian research efforts.  It took him over five years to convince sceptical bureaucrats and professional researchers that the burial pits existed.  Now our lost Diggers will be recovered and remembered.

On Thursday 26th November at 8.00 pm, Mr Englezos will make a presentation to the MHSA’s meeting at the Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL in Drummond Street, Oakleigh. The presentation is open to the public.   

 The MHSA Victoria Branch contact is FFFAIF member Mr Steve Gray at 0409 809 434 or email vicsec@mhsa.org.au

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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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