Men of Pozieres
2016 was the year that commemorated 100 years since the Battle of Pozières, a couple of ordinary Australians Barry and Yvonne Gracey learnt of a Battlefield soaked with Australian blood, 7,000 men were killed, 4112 men were never found and 16,000 wounded. Charles Bean the famous war correspondent described the field as “the one place on earth most densely sown in Australian Sacrifice.”
The men that gave their lives have been forgotten! A farmer’s field, their final resting place was up for sale two years ago. Was many people interested, the answer is NO. Why not you ask, because the people tasked with the Centenary of World War 1 were not interested enough to support this important battle. Photograph of the Western front by Steven Crane
Granville Historical Society has moved to right this wrong we ask the people of Australia to support this project, the society will buy 10 bricks for $50 each to turn this field into a Memorial Park to mark the burial of the men who have not been found and the men and women who have worn the uniform and served our country to keep us safe. Australians please support this project to remember and thank our serving forces, the men and women who have returned with broken bodies and broken minds. Buy a brick in memory of an Australian soldier, your soldier, there is no criteria, they did not have to die, they can of fought in any war, they can be current serving officers.
Have a look at this website and see how you can help. http://www.pozieresremembered.com.au/about/
And this page http://www.pozieresremembered.com.au/pozieres-memorial-park/
Photograph of Barry and Yvonne Gracey who has bought the field, passionate to save the field in the memory of our men.
Photographs courtesy of Barry and Yvonne Gracey