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Battle of Fromelles Plaque : 23-09-2013
Battle of Fromelles Plaque : 23-09-2013

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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
Long: 144.360873
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:19-July-1916
Actual Event End Date:20-July-1916


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 2010
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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

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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