Missing Soldiers of Fromelles
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  ¤ Call For Government Action
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  ¤ Battlefield Archaeology
  ¤ Unending Vigil
  ¤ Open Letter to the PM
  ¤ Government Complicity
  ¤ Political Minefield
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  ¤ 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

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


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  ¤ Project Launch Document
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  ¤ 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
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  ¤ Notice Board

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  ¤ 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

Books of Interest

The books recommended below are subject specific. They are included to help those interested in the missing soldiers of Fromelles and the recovery of their remains undertake further research. Consequently it is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point from which to delve more deeply into the role of the Australian Diggers during this infamous episode in Australia’s military history.

    Fromelles: The Story Of Australia’s Darkest Day~The Search For Our Fallen Heroes in World War One
    by Patrick Lindsay, Published by Hardie Grant Books, Prahran, Victoria, 2007.

    Fromelles 1916
    by Paul Cobb, Published by Tempus Publishing, Stroud, U.K., 2007.

    Don’t Forget Me Cobber: The Battle of Fromelles-An Inquiry
    by Robyn Corfield, Published by the Author in 2000 under the auspices of Corfield & Company, Rosanna, Victoria.

    The Great War
    by Les Carlyon, Published by Pan MacMillan Australia Pty. Ltd., Sydney, 2006.

    Guide to Australian Battlefields of the Western Front 1916-1918
    by John Laffin, Published by Kangaroo Press and the Australian War Memorial, Penthurst, N. S. W., 1992.

    The Story of the Fifth Division
    by Captain A. D. Ellis MC, Published by the Naval and Military Press Ltd, East Sussex, U.K. 2002.

    Where Australians Fought: The Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles
    by Chris Coulthard-Clark, Published by Allen & Unwin, 1998.

    Before Endeavours Fade
    by Rose E. B. Coombs MBE, an After The Battle Publication produced by Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd., London, 1994.

    Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918,
    Edited by C. E. W. Bean. This 12 volume set was published between 1920 and 1942. Of particular interest is Volume III—The Australian Imperial Force in France, 1916. The 12th Edition was published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1941 and like other subtitles in the series, is reproduced on the Australian War Memorial website.

    The Missing Of The Somme
    by Geoff Dyer, First Edition, published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Great Britain, 1994 although this book was reprinted in 1994 and subsequently as a Paperback several times in 1995, 2001, and 2007.

    Give Me Back My Dear Old Cobbers: The story of the 58th and 59th Australian Infantry Battalions 1913-1942
    by Robyn Corfield, Published in 2008 by Corfield & Company, Lara, Victoria.

    The Western Front Diaries: The Anzac's Own Story, Battle By Battle
    by Jonathan King, Published by Simon & Schuster Australia Pty. Ltd., Pymble, New South Wales, 2008.

    Our Gift To The Empire: 54th Australian Infantry Battalion 1916-1919
    by Ross St. Claire, Published in 2006 by the Author, The Junction, New South Wales.

    The ANZACS: Gallipoli To The Western Front
    by Peter Pedersen, Viking an imprint of Penguin Books, Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria, (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty. Ltd.), 2007.

    Fromelles and the Somme: Australians on the Western Front 1916
    by Peter Burness, Published by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, 2006.

    Black and Gold: The History of the 29th Battalion, 1915-1918
    by Ronald James Austin, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, Victoria, 1997.

    The Purple and Gold: A History of the 30th Battalion
    Compiled by Lieut.-Colonel H Sloan, Halstead Press, Sydney, 1938; reprinted Burridge Limited.

    In all things faithful: A history and album of the 30th Battalion and New South Wales Scottish Regiment
    by T F Wade-Ferrell, Fine Arts Press, Killara, NSW, 1985.

    Crossed Boomerangs: A History of All The 31 Battalions
    by Bob Burla, Australian Military History Publications (AMHP), Loftus, NSW, 2005.

    Second to None: A Memorial History of the 32nd Battalion AIF 1915-1919
    by Roger R Freeman, Peacock Publications, Norwood, SA, 2006.

    The Whale Oil Guards [53rd Battalion]
    by John Joseph Kennedy, Duffy, Dublin, 1919.

    The 54th Chronicles: 54th Australian Infantry Battalion
    by Denis J Chamberlain, produced by Charles Sturt University Printery, 2004.

    Hold Hard, Cobbers. The Story of the 57th and 60th and 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalions 1912-1990,
    Volume 1 & 2. Robin Corfield, published by the 57th/60th Battalion AIF Association, Glenhuntly, 1991.

    History of the 59th Battalion
    by William E Pentreath, published by the 59th Battalion AIF Association, Belgrave, Victoria, 1968.

    Remembering Fromelles: A new cemetery for a new century
    Compiled by Julie Summers, First published in 2010 by CWGC Publishing, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

    Fromelles: The Final Chapters ~ How the Buried Diggers were identified and Their Lives Reclaimed
    Researched and written by Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle, published by Viking, an Imprint of Penguin Group (Australia), Melbourne, Victoria, in 2013.

    The Lost Legions of Fromelles: The True Story of the Most Dramatic Battle in Australia's History
    Translations from the original German by Michael Forsyth. First published in Australia in 2014 by Allen & Unwin, 83 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW. 2065.

    To The Last Ridge: The World War One Experiences of W. H. Downing
    Purports to be a Diary History of the 57th Battalion AIF. By W. H. Downing and published by Grub Street in 2002.

    Fromelles & Pozieres: In The Trenches of Hell by Peter Fitzsimons
    A William Heinemann Book. Published by Random House Australia Pty. Ltd, Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW., 2060, part of the Penguin Random House group.


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