For the diggers — 4 Comments

  1. The plan for Australian troops is to try to identify as many as possible and bury them in France as there’s a military graveyard there for fallen allied soldiers. The dig is a joint effort by the British, French and Australians and supervised by the Australian army. It’s unlikely the Australian Government will pay for a commemoration that includes family members. The recent commemoration for sailors on the Sydney (sunken ship during WWII where almost all perished) allowed a ballot for 20 family members to visit the site as a commemoration. There are expected to be 170 Aussies and 400 brits buried there.

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