May 29


All Mr and Mrs Knable knew was that their son Private Adolf Knable had died with more than 2000 fellow Australians at Fromelles, France, in July 1916, mowed down in a torrent of German machine-gun fire.

After six years of painstaking forensic research and DNA testing, Private Knable’s remains have finally been identified amid those of 19 other Diggers in a German burial pit. Their names were released yesterday by Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert.

In July, the sacrifice of Private Knable and his mates will be recognised in a special ceremony at Fromelles. 



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