Fromelles [en]

The burial ceremony of the unknown soldier in this 94th anniversary of the battle of Fromelles, has brought together the French, Australian and British authorities.



The ceremony took place on the 19th of July, 2010, in the presence of the Defence Secretary of State for Veterans, Mr. Hubert Falco, and the Army General Elrick Irastorza, Chief of Staff of the Army.

M. Hubert Falco, Secrétaire d'Etat à la Défense et aux Anciens Combattants - JPEG
Speech by Mr. Hubert Falco, Defence Secretary of State for Veterans.

Australia was represented by the General governor of Australia, Lady Quentin Bryce, as well as the Australian Minister for War veterans and Defence Personnel, Mr. Allan Griffin and Lieutenant-general Ken Gillespie, Chief of the Australian Army.

Lady Quentin Bryce, Gouverneur Général d'Australie - JPEG

The United Kingdom was represented by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Kent.

Thousands of Australian went to France for this occasion.

The inauguration of the new Fromelles memorial marks a new place in the collective Franco-Australian memory.

To read more, go to the following links :

- The website of The Governor General : speeches and photos

- The website of The Australian Minister of Defence

Dernière modification : 19/08/2010

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