Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/7/2006

Fromelles casualties should be honoured

TOMORROW is a notable but little-known anniversary. On July 19, 1916, Australian soldiers participated in their first significant operation at the Western Front, near the French village of Fromelles. It was a disaster, with 5533 Australians becoming casualties in one night. Our casualty toll at Fromelles is equivalent to our total casualties in the Boer War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War put together.
It was not just the worst night in Australian military history. Tomorrow is the 90th anniversary of the most tragic 24 hours in Australia’s entire history. for more click here

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