Missing Soldiers of Fromelles
Discussion Group

Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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About The Group

Discussion Papers
  ¤ Call For Government Action
  ¤ Putting To Rest The Missing
  ¤ Rights Of War Dead
  ¤ World's Best Practice
  ¤ Questions for CWGC
  ¤ Battlefield Archaeology
  ¤ Unending Vigil
  ¤ Open Letter to the PM
  ¤ Government Complicity
  ¤ Political Minefield
  ¤ Cobbers Remembered at Shrine
  ¤ Recovery, Identification
      & Disposal
  ¤ The Military, Media & Exploratory
  ¤ Red Cross Digitization Project
  ¤ Keeping Alive The Memory
  ¤ Dedication of New Fromelles Military Cemetery
  ¤ German Archives Shed New Light

Biographical Databases
  ¤ Australian Roll of Missing
  ¤ Roll of Missing (PDF)
  ¤ British List of Missing
  ¤ Register of War Dead Identified at
     Fromelles (PDF)
  ¤ Fromelles cemetery headstone

Internet Resources

Reading List


  ¤ Heroes by Joyce Sanders
  ¤ Fog of War by Ron Austin
  ¤ Death Of Sir James McCay


Media Contacts

Guest Book
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Other Resources
  ¤ Project Launch Document
  ¤ CWGC Charter
  ¤ Fromelles 1916
  ¤ Blunder at Fleurbaix
  ¤ Warriors Brave And True
  ¤ Australian Army War Diaries
  ¤ Data Structure Report
  ¤ Unearthing The Past
  ¤ Red Cross Museum
  ¤ Australian Fromelles Project Group
  ¤ 'In Flanders Fields'
  ¤ Silhouettes of War
  ¤ Photographs, Postcards &
  ¤ Notice Board

Contact Us

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)


The Somme Offensive
  ¤ 1916 Somme Map
  ¤ British Plan 1 July 1916
  ¤ Battle of the Somme (Wikipedia)
  ¤ What really happened at Fromelles
  ¤ Battle Lines Drawn


  ¤ 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
  ¤ Poster : AIF in the Great War (PDF)
  ¤ MIA recovery unit established by Army
  ¤ US links to the battle of Fleurbaix
  ¤ Request to post interview with Lambis Englezos

THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION - Charter of Incorporation dated 21st May 1917 and Supplemental Charter dated 8th June 1964 [Disseminated in the public interest to encourage discussion and facilitate debate on the subject of the powers and functions of the CWGC, particularly in the context of the various treaties the organization has historically negotiated in the international arena with affiliate nations like Australia].

The purposes of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, formerly the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC), are set out in its Royal Charter of Incorporation of 21 May 1917 and the Supplemental Charter dated 8 June 1964, copies of which were furnished to the Fromelles Discussion Group by Major-General J P Stevens, AO (Retd), Director, Office of Australian War Graves, Department of Veteran Affairs. The Charter and its supplement should be read in conjunction with the treaties that came into being on 26 November 1918 and 31 October 1951 respectively, which relate to the powers and functions of the CWGC. These documents have been linked to this website and together with the Discussion Papers already being hosted prove interesting reading, particularly in the light of the article published in 2006 by Associate Professor Bruce Scates titled, "Unknown then, and even more so now" which argues the CWGC is obligated to exhume, recover and identify the dead of Fromelles where this is possible and that such responsibility is encompassed by the organization's Charter.

View the Charter


PHOTOGRAPH: An Australian 5th Division soldier [Right], posing for the camera with his mates sometime in 1918. The soldier [Left] displays three service shevrons, one for each years of service, on his right sleeve while little is known of the third, [Seated].

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