Battle of Fromelles

A commemorative broadcast 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. While we cannot gather together due to COVID-19 restrictions, we bring you the recording of last year's commemorative broadcast so that the service and sacrifice of thousands is still remembered. 

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.

Watch the live stream

Shrine Representatives:

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

Reviewed 19 July 2021

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