The Battle of Fromelles which took place along The Western Front during WW1 was a highly significant event for the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F) soon after their arrival to France in 1916. This battle, the first major battle involving Australian troops in France was one of the bloodiest in Australian history. Also remembered as The Battle of Fleurbaix, the battle took place on the evening of July 19th, 1916. The casualties and loss of life for the Australian soldiers at this battle sent shockwaves throughout the nation and its impact on cultural life has not been lost. The battle was such a calamity that many of the bodies of the missing soldiers were never recovered.