Battle of Fromelles Print Page
Plaque erected in memory of Australian soldiers who were killed or wounded at the Battle of Fromelles during World War One.
The Battle of Fromelles occurred in France between 19 and 20 July 1916, during World War I. Fromelles was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). It would be the first occasion that the AIF saw action on the Western Front. After a night and a day of fighting, 1,500 British and 5,533 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. The Australian War Memorial describes the battle as "the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history." It was a decisive victory for the German Empire, and the Australian and British losses were sustained without the Allies gaining any ground.
|Address:||2-26 Marshalltown Road, Mercy Place Rice Village, Marshall, 3216|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.198786|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-July-1916|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-July-1916|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 11th November, 2010|
In memory of the 1,917 Australian soldiers killed
and the 3,616 wounded at the Battle of Fromelles
on 19th July 1916.
The most tragic battlefield in Australia's military history.
"Don't forget me cobber. "
Remembrance Day - 2010