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Burials continue….

Burials continue ….. On the day following the first of the re-burials of the soldiers killed at the Battle of Fromelles whose remains were recovered from the burial pits at Pheasant Wood, the sun shone, some of the snow had … Continue reading

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Fromelles Media Reports

Media coverage of the reburial of the Australian and British soldiers at Fromelles for the period from Friday 29 January, 2010 to Friday 5 February,2010 For the period since Friday 5 February, go to: Fromelles Media #2  Photo: Fromelles (Pheasant … Continue reading

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Fromelles Service

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has provided a copy of The Order of Service for the re-burial of soldiers killed in the Battle of Fromelles 19 July at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery on their website remembering Fromelles. The burial … Continue reading

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Fromelles burials begin

FFFAIF Members Johan Durnez and Anny de Decker travelled from Belgium to Fromelles for the service for the interment of the first of the 250 Australian and British soldiers in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery at 11 a.m. 30th … Continue reading

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*Funerals at Fromelles

The small French village of Fromelles is preparing for an historic event which will take place on 30th January 2010. At 11.00am next Saturday the first, in a series of military funerals will take place for the re-interment of the … Continue reading

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Snow in Fromelles

Guillaume Moreel has sent some outstanding photos of the snow at the Cobbers statue and at VC Corner Australian Cemetery near Fromelles. Guillaume is the grandson of Madame Marie-Paule Demassiet, the lady who donated the land at Pheasant Wood that included the … Continue reading

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*Cemetery Update

Once again the local villagers of Fromelles are keeping us up to date with the progress of the new cemetery being built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This new cemetery will be the final resting place of those soldiers … Continue reading

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VC winner at Fromelles

Trooper Mark Donaldson who was award the Australian Victoria Cross for most conspicuous acts of gallantry in action in a circumstance of great peril in Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group during Operation SLIPPER, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan visited … Continue reading

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Fromelles updates

Listed below are a number of interesting links to information on the Fromelles archaeological dig  to recover the bodies of British and Australian soldiers buried by the German army at Pheasant Wood after the Battle of Fromelles fought on 19 July 1916. … Continue reading

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*11/11/09 in France

Under cold grey autumn skies the people of Fromelles commemorated le 91eme aniversaire de l’Armistice. Commemorations commenced at 10am at VC Corner Cemetery with the laying of wreaths at the base of the Cross of Sacrifice. The commemorations continued under … Continue reading

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