Friday, May 2, 2014

Fromelle Diggers names to be revealed - Maitland World War I Diggers

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The names of three Maitland World War I Diggers buried in a mass grave in northern France may be revealed this week in a poignant lead-up to Anzac Day.
The WWI soldiers are believed to be among the 20 Australians recently identified by DNA after their tragic deaths during The Battle of Fromelles 98 years ago.
The diggers expected to be included on the list are Weston miner Private James Balsdon, 27, of the 30th Infantry Battalion, West Maitland auctioneer Private Claud Yeo, 40, also of the 30th Infantry Battalion and Pelaw Main fitter, Sergeant William Wass, 33, of the 54th Infantry Battalion.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 22, 2014.