Work begins at Fromelles to recover the remains of WW1 soldiers

5 May

The BBC news website today features several reports on the work beginning near the French village of Fromelles to recover the bodies of hundreds of Australian and British soldiers killed during the First World War.

There are several videos showing the ceremony marking the beginning of the excavation work, following trial excavations last year which confirmed the presence of human remains.

After examination the remains will be carefully stored until they can be re-buried in individual graves in a newly built Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, to be known as the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. There is a very detailed Questions and Answers section on the CWGC’s remembering fromelles website concerning the plans for the new cemetery and the excavation itself.

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