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A garden commemorates Laurence Stanley Vincent of the 30th Battalion who was killed in action at Fromelles, France in 1916 during World War One.
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755425|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||20-July-1916|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-July-1916|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 25th April, 2008|
Laurence Stanley Vincent Service No.777C Coy, 30th Battalion AIF born 5th June 1894 killed in action, Fromelles France 20th July 1916.
The Battle of Fromelles was Australia`s 5th Division`s first engagement on the Western Front and Australia`s most costly day of the war. A battle that lasted just over 24 hours saw 5533 Australian casualties from the 5th Division. Many of these trees had earlier served in the Galliploi campaign.
His service is our heritage.
This garden was established in his memory and those who have served and continue to serve. 25 April 2008.
Lest We Forget
The Battle of Fromelles
Troops from the Australian 5th Division had thier first encounter on the Western Front at Fromelles, France on 19 July 1916.
The Australians were initially successful, capturing the German lines during attacks of the nights of 19 and 20 July. When reinforcements did not arrive, they were forced to withdraw into no man`s land. In a period of a little over 24 hours, 5533 Australian casualties were recorded, 1547 British casualties and 1500 German casualties.
Many Australians who died had previously fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. It is said that the Australian 5th Division fought with courage and honour.
25 April 2008