Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Battle Of Fromelles 19 July 1916

In 2008 a number of burial pits dating from the First World War were identified at Fromelles in northern France. In May 2009 archaeologists began to excavate the pits and by early September had removed the remains of 250 British and Australian soldiers, buried behind German lines after the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916.

On 17 March 2010 the British and Australian governments announced that 75 of the soldiers recovered from Pheasant Wood have been identified.

Click on the link above to find the details, including photographs, of the young men recovered from Fromelles, including the Wilson brothers who died together and are now buried alongside each other in marked graves.

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