Dig­gers hon­oured

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

A PLAQUE honouring Aus­tralian sol­diers killed in an ex­plo­sion dur­ing World War I will be un­veiled in the French town of Ba­paume to­day.

Re­treat­ing Ger­man forces left a bomb in Ba­paume’s town hall in north­ern France, and 25 peo­ple were killed when it ex­ploded on March 25, 1917. Among the dead were 19 Aus­tralian sol­diers. Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Min­is­ter War­ren Snow­don said the plaque was a tribute to those who died.

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