World War I soldiers laid to rest in Fromelles





The remains of a World War I soldier left in a mass grave for more than 90 years were moved by four-horse cart to a new cemetery for reburial with full honors Monday in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles, relatives and high-ranking government officials.

German machine guns and artillery left more than 5,500 Australians and more than 1,500 British killed, wounded or missing in under 24 hours at the Battle of Fromelles, the first Australian combat operation on the Western Front.

Many of the dead were buried by Germans in a mass grave, which was covered by plants over time and discovered by an Australian amateur historian in a muddy field on the edge of a small wood in 2008....


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