Thursday, February 4th, 2010
THE first of 250 unknown diggers and British WW1 soldiers has been buried in the new Fromelles Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, the first new Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in 50 years.

The Battle of Fromelles was the first battle fought by Australians on the Western Front. It is known as Australia’s bloodiest 24 hours, with 5,533 Fifth Australian Division casualties including 1,917 soldiers who died.

Australians will have the opportunity to pay their respects to those Diggers who have been identified at a Reburial Dedication Ceremony in Fromelles July 19 2010.

Travel Associates RSL Travel has released a limited number of places for its Fromelles Dedication Ceremony tour, which visits some of Australia's most poignant war memorial sites in Northern Europe including Ypres Salient, Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate, Villers Bretonneux, Pozieres and Bullecourt.

A highlight of the tour, which leaves Paris July 16 2010, is attendance at the Dedication Ceremony at Fromelles to be held at the new Military Cemetery.

Prices start from $2,850* per person twin share and includes eight nights accommodation, nine day touring itinerary, entrance fees and services of an experienced 'battlefields' tour guide.

International airfares to tour start and end in Paris not included.

Phone Travel Associates RSL Travel on 1800 460 462 for more information.

*Prices are subject to change and availability.

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