V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial

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Location Rue Delval, Fromelles, Nord - Hauts-de-France, France
Type memorial
Description

V.C. Corner Cemetery was made after the Armistice. It contains the graves of 410 Australian soldiers who died in the Attack at Fromelles and whose bodies were found on the battlefield, but not a single body could be identified. It was therefore decided not to mark the individual graves, but to record on a memorial the names of all the Australian soldiers who were killed in the engagement and whose graves were not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was built to commemorate nearly 1,300 Australian casualties, however since then many have subsequently had graves identified for them (in particular as a result of the excavation of the Pheasant Wood mass grave site in 2009), so today, it is the point of commemoration for 1,100 Australian casualties.

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Condition

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Names

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HUNTER, David

Service number 4816
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

LEE, William

Service number 3071
Lance Corporal
60th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1883

MCDOWELL, Athol Halliday

Service number 3194
Sergeant
60th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1889

HAYES, Henry Seymour

Service number 3769
Sergeant
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

WATERS, Edgar

Service number 3515
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

PARSONS, William

Service number 4864
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

COADY, Richard

Service number 3267
Driver
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1869

LIDDELOW, Aubrey

Service number OFFICER
Captain
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1876

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