72 years ago today 26 young diggers were killed in the Australian Army's worst accident. Lest We Forget.
72 years ago today 26 young diggers were killed while training for war at Kapooka, New South Wales.
Many thanks to the website exploroz.com for this copy of a statement made to the House of Representatives by the Minister for the Army after a Court of Enquiry into the explosion reported its findings.
The young diggers were buried together at the Wagga War Cemetery after Australia's largest military funeral was held in the town.
The Wagga Daily Advertiser has done a tremendous job of commemorating their service, these photos are from the Advertiser's report where you'll find the details of a memorial ceremony to be held at Kapooka today.
Thank you for your service men.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
LEST WE FORGET