09 April 2016

Possible Pop-up Display for Fromelles Centenary


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the bloody battle of Fromelles. As with many of the horrific events of the war, there is a Stockton connection. That of Private Douglas Caswell, whose remains were recently identified as part of the work conducted on the remains found in a mass grave at Fromelles in 2007, many of whom were unidentified. Since the discovery of the grave, an ongoing effort to identify the men has been undertaken. By ANZAC Day 2014 many, including Private Douglas Caswell.

As part of the commemorations of the battles of Fromelles and Pozieres in 1916, I am attempting to set up a pop-up exhibition in Stockton. Further details will be made available as they come to hand but I'm aiming for a two day opening near to ANZAC Day.

Reference: "STOCKTON." Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) 22 August 1916: 7. Web. 9 Apr 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133877494>.

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