Australian soldiers who died in the Battle of Fromelles





Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that full analysis and matching of DNA from Australian and British World War One soldiers discovered in France will proceed.

Today’s announcement follows the successful conclusion of a pilot study to evaluate if the DNA present in the remains found at the Fromelles site could be used to identify our fallen soldiers.

Over 1300 descendants of Australian soldiers who died in the Battle of Fromelles with no known grave, have registered with the Australian Army to offer their DNA to match with the remains.


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