Battlefield archaeologists have discovered the grave of about 400 British and Australian soldiers at Fromelles. They were casualties in a battle planned to draw German attention away from the Somme.
Every so often, when studying this war, one comes up against a fact that can still shock. That the grave of so many could be lost and forgotten in the confusion of war is an astonishing reminder of the vastness of the� event.
The question now is – should they be exhumed and re-buried, or� left where they are? I would guess that the Australians, who played a major part in this operation, will be very keen on some kind of formal memorial, at the least.