The large bronze statue features a soldier from western Victoria carrying a fallen comrade from the field and commemorates the Battle of Fromelles in World War One, a day branded by historians as "the worst in Australia`s history".
The disastrous battle in July 1916 killed more than 5500 Australian soldiers in little over 24 hours. The hero carrying his wounded colleague was Sergeant Simon Fraser who risking his life and a possible court martial, returned to save a stricken soldier whose identity is unknown.
|Address:||St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.83228|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Peter Corlett|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 19th July, 2008|