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Books for 'des Cobbers'

Late in 2009, members of the Retired Victorian Principals Association (RVPA) were privileged and delighted to be addressed by Lambis Englezos AM on the background to the Battle of Fromelles and the much later discovery of the buried soldiers at … Continue reading

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Fromelles Freedom Bell

The Freedom Bell of Fromelles The village school of Fromelles, “Les Cobbers”, hosted a special assembly for the unveiling of the new school bell – The Freedom Bell of Fromelles – on Tuesday 25th May 2010. Photo: School children of … 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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Fromelles Coin issued

The Royal Australian Mint this month issued a collectible 20 cent coin commemorating Australia’s Lost Soldiers of Fromelles.   The announcement was made in a joint media release the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs:“This … Continue reading

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Fromelles' IDs & graves

Fromelles Cemetery Layout, Photos and Updates 31 March 2010 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Remembering Fromelles website and the Australian Army Fromelles Project Group (AFPG) website have both been updated following the release of the names of the soldiers identified as being … Continue reading

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Fromelles layout, photos

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Remembering Fromelles website and the Australian Army Fromelles Project Group (AFPG) website have both been updated following the release of the names of the soldiers identified as being buried by the German Army near Pheasant Wood … 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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Uncle Jack Morley

Being one of the oldest soldiers and having a height in excess of six foot, and possibly DNA matches with relatives, contributed to the identification of the remains recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood as No. 258, Private John Morley of … Continue reading

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75 Fromelles identities

Families 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 have been receiving phone advice with written advice being provided by mail as confirmation. From … Continue reading

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