Fromelles hon­oured

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

SIR Peter Cos­grove has marked 99 years since the blood­i­est day in Aus­tralian mil­i­tary history claimed more than 5500 lives in the Bat­tle of Fromelles dur­ing World War I. The Gover­norGen­eral was joined by about 200 peo­ple, in­clud­ing de­scen­dants of those who died in bat­tle, at Mel­bourne’s Shrine of Re­mem­brance yesterday. Fromelles was the first ma­jor bat­tle in­volv­ing Aus­tralian troops in France in World War I. It was fought over July 19 and 20 in 1916 and re­sulted in 5533 Aus­tralians be­ing killed, wounded or taken pris­oner.

Sir Peter Cos­grove.

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