I have the Aust. Red Cross Enquiry Bureau Files on my Great Uncle Valentine Camps Sparkes.
He was captured at Fleurbaix on July 20, 1916.
I also have a newspaper article he wrote for The (Foster) Mirror newspaper published in Gippsland, Victoria through the month of June 1919 in which he describes his capture, life as a POW and three (!!!) escape attempts. Happy to Share more on that - he was RTA 05 / 03 / 19. I would be grateful for any tips on how I can find out more about him
I am wondering though how his capture at Fleurbaix relates to the battle of Fromelles. They were both concurrent, was Fleurbaix village part of the overall Fromelles objectives?