Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:24 PM
The Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, Warren Snowden, has announced the names of a further 14 soldiers among those reburied in Fromelles, France.
These fourteen were originally from the New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia regions of Australia.
Names of Soldiers Identified at April 2011 Joint Identification Board
Regimental number Rank Surname Name Unit
4811 Private Percy Geason 55th Battalion
1390 Private Herbert James Haslam 29th Battalion
4744 Private Albert Clive Bromley 53rd Battalion
Captain Thomas Francis Sheridan 29th Battalion
4420 Lance Corporal William Andrew Craigie 54th Battalion
1590 Corporal Charles William Murray 30th Battalion
3310 Corporal Frederick Fletcher 55th Battalion
3256 Private Maurice Leslie Reid 32nd Battalion
4299 Private Arthur Russell 54th Battalion
3327 Private George Hungerford 53rd Battalion
1168 Corporal David Frederick Livingston 29th Battalion
2056 Private Matthew Hepple 30th Battalion
743 Private Daniel Bernard Ryan 30th Battalion
311 Private Leslie Gordon Walsh 31st Battalion
The replacement headstones for the 14 Australian soldiers who were identified will be dedicated during a commemorative event held at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery on 19 July, the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles.