The Pozieres Remembrance Association believes these men are not adequately recognised and they have purchased some land that was central to the battle in Pozieres for a memorial garden and to help protect the resting place of the soldiers. To this end they are selling 7,000 bricks at $50.00 each to help raise money for the memorial. If you are interested in supporting this cause then you can donate via their website http://www.pozieresremembered.com.au/
Some of our local men who were killed at Pozieres are John Leslie Christie, the son of William and Ada Christie of Beaconsfield (Service Number 3054). John was Killed in Action on July 19 1917 and had no known grave. John has a tree in the Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour and is listed on the Beaconsfield War Memorial. Edward Francis Doherty (known as Frank, Service Number 1218) was the son of John Doherty of Tynong. Frank was Killed in Action on August 4, 1916 and has no known grave. Frank is listed on the Cora Lynn War Memorial and the Bunyip War Memorial.
Pozieres - before and after the battle
Pozieres, c. 1910
Australian War Memorial image G01534G
Pozieres, France 1916. The main street of the town, now a mass of rubble, destroyed during battle.
Australian War Memorial image A057736