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WWI Battle of Fromelles soldiers to be reburied


The remains of the first of 250 British and Australian soldiers killed in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles are being reburied on Saturday.

They were recovered during a four-month archaeological operation as part of an effort to identify the individuals who had fallen.

All the soldiers will be reburied with full military honours at a new cemetery close to the site over the course of the next few weeks.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's David Richardson showed Robert Hall the new burial ground and explained what preparations have been made.


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