First reburial of Fromelles soldier (31 January 2010) [fr]

The first of 250 Australian and British soldiers who died during the Battle of Fromelles in 1916, whose remains were recovered from a mass grave in 2008 was reburied on Saturday 30 January during a military ceremony.

This symbolic ceremony was held atthe Fromelles military cemetry which was constructed as a resting place for the soldiers of the Commonwealth armies who fell during the First world war.

The Australian minister for Veterans Affairs Mr Alan Griffin, gave hommage to "a lost generation of young Australians, fallen during the bloodiest battle in Australia’s history".

During this visit, Mr Allan Griffin met in Paris with the French Defence secretary of state for Veterans Mr Hubert Falco.

Dernière modification : 08/02/2012

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