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Battle of Fromelles

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Battle of Fromelles.

19 July 2021 01:30 pm - 19 July 2021 02:00 pm
Cobbers Memorial, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

This annual pilgrimage by the Friends of the 15th Brigade commemorates the Battle at Fromelles, fought on 19 July, 1916.

This was the first major action involving Australian troops on the Western Front. It proved disastrous, with nearly 2,000 Australians killed in attacks on strong German positions.

Shrine Representatives:

  • Shrine Chairman of Trustees Captain Stephen Bowater OAM
  • Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
  • Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

Reviewed 08 February 2021

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