IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
V. C. CORNER AUSTRALIAN Cemetery Memorial (Fromelles) (Nord France)
Page 1 The Pictures
Page 2 List of Casualties
Please read the important advice at the bottom of this page.
Some men listed here are now buried in Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
|S/Lt Edward Handfield ANDERSON 20/07/1916 aged 30|
|S/Lt John Stanley Havelock Lees 19/07/1916 aged 25|
|Pte Justin Hercules Breguet 19/07/1916
Justin is sitting right, with two comrades, Pte Ernest Charles Hopkinson and Pte Allan James Eldridge who survived the war.
For Sharyn Neil (nee Breguet)
|Pte Willie Hilton Doust 19/07/1916|
|Pte Arnold Needham 19/07/1916 aged 18|
|L/Sgt Frank Allen Dixon 19/07/1916 aged 22|
|Pte William Frederick Crow 19/07/1916
for his great niece Natalie Crow
|The AUSTRALIAN MEMORIAL PARK
About 1/2 mile near the VC Corner Australian Cemetery
|The Cobbers Monument
Dedicaced to the courage and compassion which Australians showed at Fromelles.
It represents Sgt Simon Fraser rescuing a wounded.
|Pheasant Wood in Fromelles where a mass grave was found and where we hope to see a new cemletery|
SUPPORTING THE CAMPAIGN TO IDENTIFY OUR WAR DEAD AT FROMELLES
SINCE ITS INCEPTION FROMELLES DISCUSSION GROUP HAS WORKED TO UPHOLD THE ROYAL CHARTER OF INCORPORATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER WHICH UNDERPIN THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION AND THE TREATIES WHICH THAT BODY HAS NEGOTIATED WITH AFFILIATE NATIONS LIKE AUSTRALIA. THESE INSTRUMENTS, ESPECIALLY THE TREATIES THAT CAME INTO FORCE ON 26 NOVEMBER 1918 AND 31 OCTOBER 1951 NOT ONLY OUTLINE THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE CWGC, BUT PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF AUSTRALIA'S WAR DEAD AND REQUIRES THE ORGANIZATION TO EXHUME, RECOVER AND IDENTIFY THE MISSING FOUND IN CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE THAT AT PHEASANT WOOD IN NORTHERN FRANCE.
Convenor/Administrator: Grant Triffett
Visit the website and register your support for the identification of all unknown Great War burials related to the BATTLE OF FROMELLES.
Fromelles Discussion Group was established near the end of 2007 and began operations as an internet platform in February 2008, with the express purpose of encouraging the Australian Government to fulfill the mission of identifying the recently discovered soldiers. As a result of public lobbying the British and Australian authorities have agreed to test the efficacy of DNA technology on a selection of the skeletal remains found in the mass grave and also (in spite of the generous offer of the current landowner to donate the current site to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission), to share the cost of establishing a new cemetery close by between Fromelles and the burial pits.
IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.
IF You want a king size copy of this picture (300/900 ko - 2592/1944 pixels) please e-mail me.
IF You want picture of a particular name, in this cemetery, please e-mail me.
Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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