2nd Lieutenant Bowden's headstone rededication
2nd Lieutenant Bowden's headstone rededication (1.34 mins)
The Australian Defence Force participates in a headstone dedication service for 2nd Lieutenant Charles Maxwell Bowden of the 22nd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, at Dive Copse Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, in France on 20 September 2017 as part of the 100th Anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Polygon Wood. The Battle of Polygon Wood was a component of the Third Battle of Ypres, or ‘Passchendaele’, and was the 5th Australian Division’s first major battle in Belgium. While the battle was considered a success for the AIF, it cost 5,770 Australian casualties. The ADF supported the commemoration by providing a Catafalque Party and wreath and flag orderlies from Australia’s Federation Guard; an Australian Army Chaplain and the Army Band.
|Publish Date||21 Sep 2017|