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Five and a half thousand Australians were casualties on 19 July 1916 at Fromelles the worst day in Australian military history. Many had no known grave until 2009 when a major search took place and this cemetery was created.
The missing now found and buried. Pheasant Woods is right in the centre of town . Like a CWGC sites it is beautifully kept. Good Parking and very good Visitor centre. Museum worth the Euros to see. Small but well set out. Audio Visual maps...More
Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery was dedicated on July 19th 2010, the 94th anniversary of the battle, when the last of the 250 soldiers whose remains were uncovered in a mass grave just a few hundred metres away in 2008, was laid to rest with full military...More
Fromelles marks the entrance of Australians into the action on the western front. It was a baptism of fire, with horrendous casualties. Many bodies were interred in mass graves. This new cemetery was built in the last decade and reinterred bodies of soldiers from a...More
For the most under prepared Australian Division (5th) they were given the honour (or short stick) and thrown into the Battle of Fromelles July19th 2016 . My Grandfather, John Ernest , having enlisted in August 1915 went into his first battle and came out with...More
This is a great story, with Lambis Englezos' detective work to thank for finding the lost burial pits, governmental effort to exhume, identify and re-inter soldiers' remains, and local goodwill from the Village. Sad, as all these places are, but somehow peaceful. Also elating, in...More
Great historical value, especially for the Australian ( Australian Imperial Force ) WW1 history. The remains of 250 soldiers were exhumed near Pheasant Wood in Fromelles, 150 were identified, many by DNA research. In the cemetery also Aboriginal burial. Place of interest for the July...More
The pheasant wood cemetery is a credit to the War Graves Commission for its building and continuing to bury those found who died so very long ago. It is another touching tribute to the men of Fromelles.