DNA tests give names to Fromelles fallen

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Now, the 249 lost Diggers of Fromelles have not only been laid to rest with full military honours but 75 of the soldiers will have a name, a headstone - and a family to grieve their passing.

Yesterday, 93-year-old Marjorie Whitford smiled joyously when told that her DNA sample has confirmed the identity of her adored uncle, Private Harry Willis.

The Herald has been told the names of three other men that have been identified.

One is Private John Turner who was with the 30th Battalion and who was born, lived and enlisted in Dubbo. The others are Private Herbert George Pollard from Northcote, Victoria, and Private Arnold Holmes from Western Australia.

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