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Cobbers
Cobbers

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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.

Location

Address:St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.83228
Long: 144.972523
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Peter Corlett

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th July, 2008
Source: MA
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