The Battle of Fromelles has been described as the worst 24 hrs in Australian military history..
The 53rd Battlion suffered over 75% casualties in 24hrs at Fromelles. 3 men from Mosman did not return. The Wilson and Laing families grieved terribly. Their boys among the thousands ‘missing’ in the Great War.
One mother never got over the loss her 2 sons – she died in 1919, with a broken heart. The other, lost her only son. In 2010, the mystery that had plagued one family’s descendants for so long, was finally resolved.