As many readers of the WFA's website and e-newsletter will be aware, the recent discovery of the remains of a large number of soldiers from the 1916 Battle of Fromelles has resulted in a major effort to try to identify the men who were buried by the Germans after the battle.
Image: An archaeological team conduct work at the excavation site at Fromelles.
Image: Archaeologists carefully record the relics of battle which were unearthed during the initial limited excavations at Fromelles in 2008.
On 26 May 2014 the Assistant Minister for Defence in the Australian Government, The Hon Stuart Robert MP, announced the names of a further 20 previously unidentified Australian soldiers who died at the Battle of Fromelles.
The latest Diggers to be identified are:
Image: Sergeant David Samuel Anderson, 54th Battalion, Bergalia, NSW. Sergeant Anderson was serving in the 54th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force in France when he was killed during the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916.
Image: Sergeant David Samuel Anderson, 54th Battalion, Bergalia, NSW
Image: Private Vintam Battan Baker, 55th Battalion, Sydney
Image: Private Vintam Battan Baker
Image: Sergeant Jack Marchmont Campbell, 54th Battalion, Glasgow, Scotland
Image: Private William Thomas Connolly, 54th Battalion, Durraga, NSW
Image: Private John Edwin Crocker, 32nd Battalion AIF, Adelaide
Image: Private Willie Hilton Doust, 54th Battalion, Lower Southgate, NSW
Lance Corporal Frederic James Glenn, 30th Battalion, Redfern, NSW (no image)
Private Sidney John Gray, 54th Battalion, Goulburn, NSW (no image)
Image: 2nd Lieutenant Reginald Theodore Griffen, 32nd Battalion, Riverton, SA
Image: Private Adolf Thompson Knable, 32nd Battalion, Melbourne
Image: Private Adolf Thompson Knable
Image: Corporal Joseph Edward Lee, 60th Battalion, Pimpinio, Victoria
Image: Private Archie McDonald, 31st Battalion, Wyrallah, NSW
Image: Private Archie McDonald
Image: Private Ernest Robert Oliver, 29th Battalion, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Image: Private Edgar William Parham, 32nd Battalion, Gawler, SA
Image: Private Edgar William Parham
Image: Company Sergeant Major William Henry Christian Rose, 55th Battalion, Rockdale, NSW
Private Gordon Thomas Smith, 29th Battalion, Buxton, Victoria (no image);
Private Herbert Newey St Smith, 55th Battalion, Tumbarumba, NSW (no image);
Image: Private Percy Weakley, 31st Battalion, Adelaide
Image: Private Percy Weakley
Image: Private Albert Williamson, 54th Battalion, Canowindra, NSW
Image: Private Albert Williamson
Company Sergeant Major Harold George Woodman, 31st Battalion, South Yarra, Victoria (no image);
On 19 July 2014, the soldiers listed above were remembered at a ceremony at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Image: Fromelles Pheasant Wood Cross of Sacrifice
There remain a number of men whom it will be difficult to identify:
Image: An unknown Australian soldier
Image: An unknown British soldier
Images of headstones courtesy of David Tattersfield
All other images courtesy of Australian Government, Department of Defence.