Reburial service at the Pozieres British Cemetery, France
Reburial service at the Pozieres British Cemetery, France (1.31 mins)
Australian Defence Force personnel commemorated the centenary of the First World War Battle of Pozieres on the Western Front on 23 July 2016 with services at the First Australian Division Memorial and the Pozieres British Cemetery. Sailors, soldiers, airwomen and airmen from Australia’s Federation Guard and Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Division performed ceremonial duties while Australian Army Band musicians played during the Department of Veterans’ Affairs service. Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Division paraded Regimental and “Queen’s Colours” at the Australian National Commemorative Service. A reburial service was also held at the Pozieres British Cemetery to honour three unknown Australian soldiers who died during the Battle of Pozieres. The battles are particularly significant in Australia's military history: Fromelles (19 July 1916) was the first major offensive by the Australians in France; and Pozières (23 July to 3 September 1916) saw Australia sustain 23,000 casualties over seven weeks.
|Publish Date||23 Jul 2016|