Poetry, Memorials and Songs

Fromelles by Maureen Clifford, The Scribbly Bark Poet

First Published in Newsletter September 2018

Oct. 7, 2021 • Fromelles Association of Australia

The thunder rolled, and dark clouds came, and soon the War Gods called young men to fight for King and country, Mothers were appalled. These Mothers in each county wept as they sent sons to war...

A Researchers Poem...

Written by Chris Jaegger

Oct. 1, 2021 • Fromelles Association of Australia

A Researchers Poem by Chris Jaegger The Fromelles Team Name, rank and serial number. Next of kin and supposed age. Search the records, what a bummer. Better read another page. Where were you ...

Friends to the end

These Poems from Family Notices 19 July 1918 in the Bendigo Advertiser for William Alfred Rowe (3598) and Edgar Briton Penaluna (3584) tell of their families sorrow of their loss.

Sept. 1, 2021 • Fromelles Association of Australia

Two noble boys, good and true. They were comrades through and through, And in death they are not divided He has finished his part. I must still live on. Trying like him to be brave: My s...

The Soldiers Mother

By Lalla Geharty Richmond Guardian (Vic.) Sat 17 Aug 1918 Page 3 Under the Union Jack

July 1, 2021 • Fromelles Association of Australia

THE SOLDIER'S MOTHER. She stands alone, wrapt in the mantle of her pride; Her Soul, a living flame of whitehot love; Her Heart, a place of desolation, where the great tide Of long, hid...

Their Mothers are Praying by Maureen Clifford

11th October 2020

Oct. 11, 2020 • Fromelles Association of Australia

Just a face in a crowd and they all look the same, no distinguishing marks or great claims to fame, not seen individually just as a mob but each has a story – each Jack, Bill and Bob. They’r...

While New Year Bells are Ringing (1917) by Isa Forrest

March 1, 2020 • FFAIF

While New Year Bells are Ringing (1917) When New Year bells are ringing Over land and sea, What message are they bringing, My friend, to you and me? Do they banish care an...