Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hopes Maitland boys are among five WWI Diggers identified

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland could soon know the final resting places of two of its young men slaughtered in the chaos of the World War I battle of Fromelles.
Another five Australian soldiers killed in the battle have been identified and Maitland historian David Dial is hoping they include Sergeant William Wass of Pelaw Main and Private Claud Yeo from Singleton.
Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon says the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will erect new headstones with details of the identified soldiers, ahead of a July 19 dedication during the annual commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 12, 2013.