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Identifying the fallen of Fromelles

Event Details

Wednesday, 19 July 2023 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Shrine Auditorium, Melbourne, 3004
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

The Battle of Fromelles claimed the lives of almost 2000 Australians. In 2007, 250 of these men were discovered in a mass burial site and were later disinterred and examined before reburial at Pheasant Wood Cemetery in Fromelles.

Once unknown soldiers, 173 of these men have now been identified by name through DNA technology, forensic science and historical data.

In this talk, Senior Investigator at the Army’s Unrecovered War Casualties Unit, Cameron Clarke, and President of the Fromelles Association of Australia Geoffrey Benn will uncover the ongoing identification efforts at Fromelles and how they connect families with loved ones killed in battle.

An optional paid lunch will be available after the talk. This must be added and paid for when booking your spot. 

We also invite guests to attend the afternoon service(opens in a new window) commemorating the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Battle of Fromelles. 

Bookings are essential.

This event is free, however, we encourage donations that support the Shrine to develop and deliver public education programs that honour the great contribution of veterans to the nation.