Official Dedication Ceremony and Burial of the last Unknown Soldier 19 July 2010

After two years of careful investigation, excavations, recovery and identification work by a joint Australian and British Fromelles Project team, 250 Australian and British Soldiers were reinterred with full military honours in individual graves at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in 2010.

Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles

Remains of six World War I diggers identified, 2016

The Australian Army has confirmed the identification of a further six Australians from the 250 Australian and British World War One soldiers recovered from a mass burial site at Pheasant Wood in France in 2009.

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Fromelles (Phesant Wood) Military Cemetery

Remains of five World War I diggers identified, 2013

The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, announced the identification of another five Australians killed during the Battle of Fromelles from 19 to 20 July 1916.

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The Australian Army pays its respects at Fromelles.

The Fromelles Project

The identification of soldiers lost at the Battle of Fromelles has been a priority of the Fromelles Project team. One hundred and twenty four Australian soldiers have been identified by name through the use of DNA technology, forensic science and historical data.

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Grave of an unknown soldier

Advice for travel to Fromelles

If you are planning a visit to Fromelles and the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery the following information might help you with your travel planning.

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Relics of battle unearthed during excavation.

Remains discovered recovered and reinterred at Fromelles

The Joint Australian Army and UK Ministry of Defence Fromelles Project was established in response to a proposal received by the Australian Army in 2006 that Australian soldiers were buried in pits near the village of Fromelles in France. A limited excavation was commissioned that confirmed the presence of human remains.

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Fromelles Family DVD cover

Fromelles DVD school offer

Unrecovered War Casualties – Army is pleased to be able to offer complimentary copies of the DVD “Official Dedication Ceremony and Burial of the last Unknown Soldier” to Australian schools.

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