Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles

Cobbers Statue

Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles: 19 July 2014, 01:30PM, Cobbers Statue in the gardens of the Shrine

The Battle of Fromelles was fought on the 19th of July, 1916. It was planned as a diversionary attack from the Germans and ended up being a disaster, the single bloodiest 24 hours in Australian history.. By the morning of the 20th of July 1916, Australia had suffered an incredible 5522 killed, wounded, missing or taken prisoner. Cobbers statue represents he many acts of bravery and humanity that took place during these horrid 24 hours.