|The WW1 Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 has been called "the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history." 5,533 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. British casualties were 1,500 dead or wounded. German casualties were also 1,500 dead and wounded. |
A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of several hundred British and Australian soldiers has now been identified and is currently being surveyed. A decision on whether to leave the remains in place and erect a monument, or rebury them in individual marked graves has yet to be made.