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Fromelles ID Board meet

The Joint Identification Board, co-chaired by Major General Mike O’Brien from the Australian Army, and Air Commodore Chris Bray from the Royal Air Force convened on 1 March 2010 at Australia House, London to try to identify as many of the … Continue reading

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Fromelles re-burials

Added 28 February Pete Richardson, Secretary of the Royal British Legion Rheindahlen Branch in Germany and a new FFFAIF member has provided a Report on Our Second Trip to the Burial Services at Fromelles France and a Visit to Tyne Cot and … Continue reading

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Key Fromelles websites

Photo: Bearer Party at Re-burial Service January 2010 [Anny DeDecker] A number of web-sites provide an overview of the Battle of Fromelles, the search for the “missing” soldiers, the archaeological digs and the recovery and re-burial services. Commonwealth War Graves … Continue reading

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Fromelles Media #2

Links to Media coverage of the reburial of the Australian and British soldiers at Fromelles since Friday 5 February 2010. Photo: UNC Standard Bearers 30 January 2010 [Johan Durnez] For the earlier period from Friday 29 January, 2010 to Friday … Continue reading

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Last Post on Cornet

The cornet presented to the 31st Battalion at Enoggera Army Barracks in Brisbane, Queensland, in August 1915, on the occasion of the Battalion’s inclusion as part of the  8th Brigade has been sounding the Last Post and the Rouse at the re-burial of … Continue reading

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Fromelles on YouTube

A number of videos have appeared on YouTube featuring the military funeral for the reinterment of the first of the 250 Australian and British soldiers in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery  on Saturday 30 January, 2010 . Click on the triangle … Continue reading

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Friday re-burials

On Friday the re-burial of 34 soldiers killed at the Battle of Fromelles whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood continued in showery and cold weather.  Carole Laignel is pictured with members of the Australian Army Federation Guard … Continue reading

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Honouring Diggers

Neil McDonald contributed an Opinion piece Best intentions can dishonour diggers published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2010.  Families and Friends of the First AIF, Vice President, Jim Munro has responded as follows: In Mr McDonald’s opinion, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Re-burial video

The latest edition of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission e-newsletter contains footage of the re-burial service at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery held on 30 January 2010. To view the CWGC coverage of the service click here. Photo: Awaiting the arrival … Continue reading

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34 soldiers re-buried

The Last Post is sounded on the cornet of the 31st Battalion AIF On Wednesday the re-burial of 34 soldiers killed at the Battle of Fromelles whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood took place in showery … Continue reading

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