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      & Disposal
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Expressions of Support
  ¤ Reginald George Bonney
  ¤ Jill Byrnes
  ¤ Geoff Tully
  ¤ Terry Erbs
  ¤ Maggie Schwann
  ¤ Barbara Abt

 


Map printed on Page 5 of the Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania) on Monday, 24 July 1916. Australian Newspaper beta citation: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1041253.

 

Translation (from Google)
 French
 German

 

The Somme Offensive
  ¤ 1916 Somme Map
  ¤ British Plan 1 July 1916
  ¤ Battle of the Somme (Wikipedia)

 

Miscellanous
  ¤ Fromelles DiG - Apology
  ¤ SBS Television
  ¤ Darlow Smithson Productions
  ¤ Deutsches Generalkonsulat Melbourne
  ¤ State Library of Victoria
  ¤ The Australian Greens
  ¤ Liberal Party of Australia
  ¤ New Zealand Government
  ¤ British All-Party Parliamentary War Graves & Battlefields Heritage Group
  ¤ The West Australian
  ¤ Media@ FromellesDiscussionGroup.com
  ¤ Daily Liberal
  ¤ News Update - February 2010
  ¤ Bavarian Central State Archives

FromellesDiscussionGroup aims to promote public debate on the issue of the missing soldiers of Pheasant Wood, as well as encourage greater awareness of battlefield archaeology within the general community through the exchange of ideas and information.

Contacting Us

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E-mail info@FromellesDiscussionGroup.com
Mail P. O. Box 573
Healesville, Victoria 3777
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CWGC Charter & Supplement
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission welcomes comments, suggestions and enquiries from the public so if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Royal Charter upon which the organization was founded in 1917 (or the 1964 amendment), these can be requested through its Home Page. Even though theoretically the principal officers of the organization can be contacted by this means, be aware that you are likely to be directed to a satellite office run by an affiliate nation but don't let this deter you, as the Commission should provide these documents on request. Head Office is based in Maidenhead, UK and the Director-General and Secretary is presently Mr Richard Kellaway CBE.

	The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
	2 Marlow Road
	Maidenhead
	Berkshire.
	SL6  7DX.
	United Kingdom.

The Fromelles Discussion Group appeals to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to use the discretionary powers embodied in its Charter of Incorporation dated 21st May 1917 and Supplemental Charter dated 8th June 1964 to fulfil its treaty obligations with respect to the exhumation, transportation and reburial of missing soldiers from the Great War which are currently presumed to be located at Pheasant Wood. To ensure the burial pits outside of Fromelles are properly examined archaeologically, the CWGC should adopt world's best practice and make all necessary arrangements to complete the recovery and identification of any remains that are found in a timely fashion.


POSTCARD: Drawn to show a soldier wearing Hospital Blues, this caricature is strikingly characteristic of the Great War era. The uniform made him readily identifiable to minimize any risk of the patient absconding while he was receiving medical treatment and recuperating. Originally printed by I. Salmon, Sevenoaks, England.

 


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