Connecting Spirits 2010

FFFAIF member Julie Reece is once again leading a group of young South Australians across the battlefields of the Western Front. The students come from Meningie Area School and Birdwood High School and are members of the Connecting Spirits project.

Photo: The group ready for departurre from Adelaide [Julie Reece]

The group departed from Adelaide on 20th November bound firstly to London with a stopover in Singapore before heading to the Western Front. The group has a daily diary posted on their website where you can follow their travels and share their experiences. Click here to read of the diary. 

As part of this years’ tour the group visited the new military at Fromelles, France in icy conditions on Friday 3rd December.

Photo: The Mayor of Fromelles, M Hubert Huchette AM, meets with the group at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery

Photo: The group visit the graves in the recently dedicated cemetery [Juie Reece]

Photo: A very special commemoration [Julie Reece]

Keep up to date with the Connecting Spirits Tour by clicking here.


Great work Julie in helping to Keep The Memory Alive (KTMA)


The Families and Friends of the First AIF applauds the joint Australian–UK decision, 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.

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