Each year on Remembrance Day, the Association honours the service and sacrifice of French soldiers. They also remember the Australians who gave their lives on French soil in the First World War and those who fought for French freedom in the Second World War.
In the First World War, more than 295,000 Australians served on the Western Front. Of these, 46,000 lost their lives and over 130,000 were wounded. More than 18,000 of the fallen have no known grave.
Relatively few Australians served in Europe during the Second World War and were instead focused on North Africa and the Pacific. Those that did played an important role in the liberation of France and Western Europe.
The students and staff of Camberwell Primary School support the Association des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria at this service every year.
- Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
Reviewed 18 July 2023