The Families of Fromelles

First Published March 17, 2019 updated 28th September 2021

Brothers Killed on 19 July 1916

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John and Timothy Carey

CAREY. John Stephen 3481, aged 23, and Timothy Joseph, 3480A, aged 27, 53rd Battalion.

Sons of Patrick and Bridget Carey of Kinchela, New South Wales. John is buried in Rue du Bois Military Cemetery Fleurbaix,

Timothy is commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

BROMLEY. Albert Clive, 4744, aged 19, and Sidney Reginald, 4903, 53rd Battalion.

Sons of S. A. De M. Bromley and Alice Louisa Bromley of 4 View Street, Waverley, New South Wales. Sidney is buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery at La Chapelle d’Armentieres, Albert is commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

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Harold George Clement

CLEMENTS. Harold George, aged 23, and Vivian John, 3055, aged 26, 59th Battalion.

Sons of Thomas and M. J. Clements of 737 Glenhuntly Road, Glenhuntly, Victoria. Both brothers had been born in Healesville, Vic. Vivian is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Fleurbaix, Harold is commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

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Herbert and Charles Franklin
source VWMA (Faithe Jones)

FRANKLIN. Charles Wyndham, 3105, aged 26, and Herbert Leyshon, 3104, aged 24, 60th Battalion.

Sons of Herbert Wyndham Franklin and Mary Margaret Franklin of 21 Wallace Avenue, Toorak, Victoria and natives of Melbourne. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

FRASER. Alexander Gregory, 1703, aged 25, and Roderick John, 3282, aged24, 60th and 59th Battalions.

Sons of Robert and Catherine Fraser of 27, Alma Road, St. Kilda, Victoria and natives of Yarraville, Vic. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

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Ernest Albert Henderson

HENDERSON. Ernest Albert 3798, and Leslie Donald, 2603, 60th Battalion.

Sons of William and Annie Henderson of 110 Arden Street, North Melbourne and native of Kensington. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

HOSIE. Gustave, and Russell, 59th and 60th Battalions.

Sons of Robert Russell Hosie and Emily Helena Hosie of Ligar Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

Further information can be found at the website

Their Duty Done: A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 -1919

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Alfred Charles and Sydney James Mitchell
source Australian War Memorial

MITCHELL. Alfred Charles, 2746, Aged 21, and Sydney James, 2714, aged 23, 59th Battalion.

Sons of James T. and Lucy Mitchell of Stratford, Victoria. Another Brother William was killed at Gallipoli 25th July 1915.

You can read their Soldier Stories here: Alfred Charles Mitchell, Sydney James Mitchell and William Mitchell

McLEAN. Alexander Leslie, 3200,. aged 22, and Victor Henry, 3209, aged 19, 60th Battalion.

Sons of Alexander and Margaret McLean of 165, Bank Street, South Melbourne and native of Geelong. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles. Their father was serving in the same battalion and initially reported missing in action on 19 July 1916 but he was later reported safe.

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Patrick and Samuel McManus

McMANUS. Patrick John, 3831, aged 24, and Samuel Paul, 2719, aged 21, 60th Battalion.

Sons of Patrick and Catherine McManus of 47, Kerford Road, Albert Park, Victoria and native of South Melbourne. and Thomas 2703, 60th Battalion also fought at Fromelles. Their other brother Alfred, 3888, 22nd Battalion fought in France.

You can read their soldier stories here: Patrick John, Samuel Paul, Thomas and Alfred

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Robert Charles Miller

MILLER. Robert Charles, 2736, and William Henry, 2735, 26, 60th Battalion.

Sons of Henry and Rebecca Miller; William was married with Alice Miller of Elizabeth Street, North Wagga, New South Wales. Natives of Melbourne. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

PERKINS. Colin Ernest, 2014, aged 23, and Eric, 2421, aged 25, 59th Battalion,.

Sons of Alfred Joseph and Alice Ethel Perkins of 17 Mitchell Street, St. Kilda, Victoria. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

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Alfred Ernest and Edwin John Phillips
source Australian War Memorial

PHILLIPS. Alfred Ernest, 1804, aged 32, and Edwin John, 1743, aged 34, 59th and 60th Battalions.

Sons of Edward and Julia Phillips of 8 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria. Both are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

SHEPHARD. George Arnold and Thomas Henry Phillip, 60th Battalion.

Sons of John and Ellen Shephard of 60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria. Both brothers are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles. Their brother John Shephard of the same battalion died of illness on 12 July 1916 and is buried in Mazergues War Cemetery at Marseilles.

Further information can be found here at

2011 Spirit of ANZAC Prize Tour: A record of my travels to Turkey and France whilst on the 2011 Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize Tour.

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Arthur and Harry Turner
source Australian War Memorial

TURNER. Arthur, 3462(A), Aged 20 and Harry, 3455, Aged 22, 53rd Battalion

Sons of J Turner, 73 Shaw Street, Petersham, New South Wales. Both brothers are commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.

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Eric Robert and Samuel Charles Wilson
source Australian War Memorial

WILSON. Eric Robert,4887. Aged 20, and Samuel Charles, 3534, aged 30, 53rd Battalion.

Sons of G. Wilson of Hibbard, Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Both are buried in adjacent graves in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery. There brother James Arthur 3533 also served at eh Battle. You can read their soldier stories here. Eric Robert, Samuel Charles, James Arthur

Brothers Killed on 20 July 1916

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Archibald and Raymond Hadden Choat
source Australian War Memorial

CHOAT. Archibald Percy, 19, and Raymond Hadden, 24, 32nd Battalion.

Sons of Joseph and Alice Mary Choat of Francis Street, Clarence Park, South Australia, both natives of Adelaide. Archibald is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Raymond is commemorated at VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles. Wesley Paul their brother was taken as a prisoner of war at Fromelles and successfully escaped in 1917.

You can read their soldiers stories here. Archibald, Raymond and Wesley

Brothers Killed and Died of Wounds from the Battle

BARR. David, 3474A, Killed in Action 19 July 1916 and Colin Campbell, 3479, Died of Wounds 31 August 1916, 60th Battalion

BALDSON. James,2274 Killed in Action 19/20 July 1916 and Russell Henry, 2276, Died of Wounds 28 July 1916 and Joseph Tucker, 2275, Wounded 20 July 1916, 30th Battalion.

DALY. William Warren, 4474, Died of Wounds 22 July 1916 and James Fitzgibbon, 4643, Killed in Action 19 July 1916, 58th Battalion

JONES. Geoffrey Ernest, 798 60th Battalion, Killed in Action 19 July 1916 and Rolf Stanley, 3523, 59th Battalion Died of Wounds 15 February 1917 .

MCLEOD. Hector John, 3273, 55th Battalion, Killed in Action 20 July 1916 and William Edward, 3121, 53rd Battalion, Killed in Action 19 July 1916

WILLS. George Charles, 652 Killed in Action 20 July 1916 and Robert Joseph, 651, Died of Wounds 2 August 1916, 29th Battalion.

They also had a cousin Private R H Harker (Robb) A Company, 31st Battalion, of Koo-wee-rup, Vic who was killed in action on 20th July 1916.

Brothers Killed and Wounded at the Battle

CLAXTON. Maurice James, 1239, Killed in Action 20 July 1916 and Theodore, 1238. Wounded and taken prisoner, 20th July 1916. Another brother Edward John served with the 5th Battalion.

You can read the soldier stories for Maurice and Theodore here

CRESSY. Henry Alfred, 4179, Killed in Action 19th July 1916 and Edward Brougham 4164, Wounded, 54th Battalion

DONALDSON. Frank Harold, 3088, Killed in Action 19th July 1916 and Donald David "Don", 2090A, Wounded (Amputation), 60th Battalion

You can read the soldier story of Frank and Donald here

GILBERT. Owen Stanmore, 4786, Wounded in Action (GSW to shoulder) and Andrew, 4787, Killed in Action 19th July 1916., 53rd Battalion

HOLLINGS. William Craven, 1402, Killed in Action and Fred, 3921, Wounded in Action, 32nd Battalion

WOODCOCK. Arnold, 3968, Killed In Action and Hanson John, 3967, Wounded in Action, 59th Battalion

Brothers who fought together at Fromelles

ASHWORTH. Percy Alexander 1656, Killed in Action 19th July 1916 and Alexander John Thomas, 1657, 60th Battalion

You can read their soldier stories here: Percy Alexander Ashworth and Alexander John Thomas Ashworth

BROOKS. Arthur Edmond, 3034, Killed in Action 20 July 1916 and Elliott Harvey, 3035, 27th and 32nd Battalions.

You can read their soldier stories here: Arthur Edmond and Elliott Harvey

COLLINS. Herbert Alan, 832, and Frank Austin, 831, Wounded, both survived and returned to Australia

You can read their soldier stories here" Herbert Alan and Frank Austin

FITTON. William Reid, 4782, Killed in Action, 57th Battalion and Hubert James, 1108, 29th Battlion, returned to Australia

LIDDELOW. Aubrey, (Captain), Killed in Action, 59th Battalion and Roy (Lieutenant) , Wounded in Action, 59th Battalion, returned to Australia.

You can read the soldier stories for Aubrey and Roy here.

PFLAUM. Raymond Holstein, 161, Killed in Action and Theodor Milton, 327, died of wounds, 24 July, 32nd Battalion.

Their brother Elliott Frederick, 1591 was with the 9th Light Horse Brigade and 68th Royal Flying Corps

You can read the soldier stories for Raymond, Theodor and Elliott here.

PHILLIPS. Edgar Muerance, 2654, and William George, 3622, Wounded, both survived and returned to Australia

You can read their soldier stories here: Edgar Muerance and William George