Woman with wreath

A woman holds a wreath and looks at a wall with names.

A mourner lays a wreath at the Menin Gate, circa 1930. This is an Australian section of the stone panels where more than 6195 men of the AIF who lost their lives in Belgium in World War I and have ‘no known grave’ are listed. Beneath her wreath is the name ‘Fraser TH’. Sergeant Thomas Fraser, 2nd Pioneer Battalion AIF, was killed by a shell on the evening of 15 September 1917 whilst working on one of the plank roads leading off the Menin Road towards Westhoek Ridge. Buried initially beneath a wooden cross, his grave was subsequently lost, and Fraser’s remains lie to this day … in Flander’s fields. (Foto Daniel, collection of the Stedelijke Musea, Ieper)

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