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St Mihiel
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Fromelles Memorial and Cemetery

The memorial was opened in 1998 by Ian McLauchlan, then Australian Defence Minister, and commemorates the battle on 19/20th of July 1916 in which the AIF Fifth Division lost 5,333 men. The hauntingly evocative statue is an effigy of Sergeant Simon Frazer of the 57th Battalion, a 40 year old farmer from Byachuk, Victoria, carrying a wounded comrade to safety. A rectangle of the original battlefield, seeded with poppies and containing a number of German blockhouses, lies before the monument. The cemetery contains the remains, or the names of 1,700 Australian soldiers, 1,298 of whom had no identifiable remains.