Let’s Remember the Battle of Fromelles

Due to Covid 19, the Fromelles service with the Friends of the 15th Brigade traditionnally held at the Cobbers Statue was not able to be held this year…

The Shrine of Remembrance staff held a private wreath laying ceremony in the Sanctuary on 19 July.  This ceremony was broadcasted and you can visualise it here.

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 the many acts of bravery and humanity that took place during these horrid 24 hours.