Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New WWI cemetery to be announced

Details about a new cemetery for 400 Australian and British World War I soldiers found in a mass grave in France are set to be unveiled later this week.

The soldiers found in eight large pit graves on the outskirts of Fromelles in May will be individually reburied with full military honours.

A new cemetery would be built nearby so the 170 Australians and 300 British troops who were originally buried by German soldiers after the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 could be reinterred
Military Death Records on Ancestors At Rest.

The Canadian Military Heritage Project

1 comment:

Pioneers said...

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Jeannette Holland Austin