Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Laurence Stanley Vincent Fromelles Garden

Details

Location Repatriation Hospital, 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg, Banyule - Victoria, Australia
Type memorial_planting
Description

Circular garden with low stone wall boundary and rough granite pillars with plaques

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 25 April 2008
Inscription

Laurence Stanley Vincent
Service No.777
C Coy, 30th Battalion AIF
Born 5th June 1894
Killed in Action, Fromelles France 20th July 1916.
The Battle of Fromelles was Australia`s 5th Division`s first engagement on the Western Front and Australia`s most costly day of the war. A battle that lasted just over 24 hours saw 5533 Australian casualties from the 5th Division. Many of these troops had earlier served in the Gallipoli campaign.

His service is our heritage.

This garden was established in his memory and those who have served and continue to serve.
25 April 2008.
Lest We Forget

Right Side Inscription
The Battle of Fromelles

Troops from the Australian 5th Division had their first encounter on the Western Front at Fromelles, France on 19 July 1916.

The Australians were initially successful, capturing the German lines during attacks of the nights of 19 and 20 July. When reinforcements did not arrive, they were forced to withdraw into no man`s land. In a period of a little over 24 hours, 5533 Australian casualties were recorded, 1547 British casualties and 1500 German casualties.

Many Australians who died had previously fought in the Gallipoli Campaign.
It is said that the Australian 5th Division fought with courage and honour.
25 April 2008

Condition

Good

Names

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VINCENT, Lawrence Stanley

Service number 777
Private
30th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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