VC Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial, Fromelles. It contains the graves of 410 Australian soldiers killed during the Battle of Fromelles, July 1916 & whose bodies were found on the battlefield. As none of the bodies could be identified, no individual graves were marked, a memorial recorded all 1185 soldiers killed in the engagement & whose graves are not known. Many originally listed on the memorial were subsequently identified & re-interred at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery.
Fromelles Memorial To The Missing, France. It lists the names of 1296 Australian soldiers killed during the Battle of Fromelles, July 1916 & who have no known graves. Designed by Herbert Baker. Many originally listed on the memorial were subsequently identified & re-interred at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery
The Arras Memorial located in Faubourg d'Amiens Brit Cemetery, Arras. Commemorates 34,793 soldiers of UK, Sth Africa & NZ, with no known grave, who died in the Arras sector between spring 1916 - 7.8.1918. Major battle during this period was the Battle of Arras. Cut-off date of 7.8.1918 signifies the start of Advance to Victory. Canadian & Australian soldiers are listed at the Vimy & Villers-Bretonneux Memorials. The Arras Flying Services Memorial commemorates 991 airmen with no known grave.
The Lost Legions Of Fromelles by Peter Barton – book review
Within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery stands the VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, the Australian national memorial to commemorate all WWI Australian soldiers who fought in France & Belgium, and their dead, especially those whose graves are not known. The 10,765 Australian servicemen named died in the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, the German advance of 1918 & the Advance to Victory. Unveiled by King George VI - 22.7.1938. The cemetery & memorial were both designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
The Tyne Cot Memorial is 1 of 4 memorials to The Missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. The Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area & shape throughout the war.
19.7.1916, nr the village of Fromelles, 2 infantry divisions attacked the German frontline. It turned into a bloody catastrophe. Over 7000 KIA, wounded & MIA, it remains the worst day in Australian military history. Completed 7|2010, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, 1st new war cemetery to be built by the CWGC in 50 years. It contains 250 Australian & British soldiers, remains recovered in 2009 from a number of mass graves located behind nearby Pheasant Wood, buried by the…