From Fromelles France

We attended a very moving ceremony on 19th July, which recognized the gallantry and sacrifice of 250 WW1 diggers and British soldiers found in a mass grave at Fromelles in France.  Helen’s uncle Alfred Victor Momplhait was one of those diggers; two of her cousins and their wives also attended the ceremony.

Helen met Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, the Duke of Kent and our Governor General Quentin Bryce at a special function held after the ceremony for selected relatives.

Helen Chatting with Price Charles wife Camilla.

Helen and her cousin with our Governor General

Uncle Vics War Grave

This now puts closure to the death of Helen’s uncle, killed in action 94 years ago on 19th  July 1916.

On a less sombre note, Helen (by appointment to the duchess of Cornwall) will in future only square dance with selected commoners who meet her high social standards.

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