9 Fromelles Diggers named

DNA tests have identified nine more soldiers killed in the Battle of Fromelles on 19th July, 1916. The graves of these soldiers will now be given their identity in the Pheasant Wood, Fromelles Cemetery.

Their names are:
Private Leonard Broadhurst (3013) , Sydney, 55th Battalion.
Private Robert Carrington Forland (4779), Lithgow, 53rd Battalion.
Private John Robertson Forrest (3046), Liverpool, 54th Battalion.

Photo: Private John (Jack) Forrest (3046)
[Forrest Family Collection]

 Private John Joseph Goulding (555), Brisbane, 31st Battalion.

Photo: Private John Joseph Goulding (555)
Australian War Memorial DA11519

Private William Alexander Jamieson (2144), Cootamundra, 31st Battalion.
Private Arthur Joseph Johnson (2203), Melbourne, 29th Battalion.
Private Claude Ward (2184), Newcastle, 30th Battalion.

Photo: Private Claude Ward (2184) wearing cadet uniform.
Australian War Memorial PO3018.001

Private John Cyril Wynn (2485), West Maitland, 30th Battalion.
Corporal Alfred George Tuck (1252), Melbourne, 29th Battalion.

Photo: Corporal Alfred George Tuck (1252)
[Tuck Family Collection]

The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon announced the results of the Identification Board which convened in London on 23 March, 2012. Click here to read the Minister’s announcement.

Read the media reports:
The Daily Telegraph
The Melbourne Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
SBS World News
The Canberra Times
The Maitland Mercury

Anyone who believes that they are related to one of the Australian soldiers who are still missing from the Battle of Fromelles are asked to register their details with Unrecovered War Casualties – Army via the online registration tool at www.army.gov.au/uwca or by calling toll-free in Australia on 1800 019 090 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) .


If you have always dreamt of visiting the hallowed ground in the footsteps of the Diggers of the Great War, we can get you there! There are still places available on the 2012 FFFAIF Commemorative Tour. Book now and join the unforgettable experience. Contact secretary@fffaif.org.au today for further details.

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