|Author||Brenton, J. Brooks.;|
|Call Number||C 355.00994 S118|
|Document type||Journal Article|
|Citation||Sabretache : the journal of the Military Collectors Society of Australia. Sabretache : the journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia.: 2020, 61, 2|
|Pagination||Pages 40 - 44|
Epitaph to the missing agencies which abandon the unrecovered AIF dead on the Western Front / Brenton J. Brooks (author).
The author gives a brief history of the Imperial War Graves Commission and how they were tasked with finding missing war dead. The author states that after a few years, this was stopped. Mainly due to the fact that the French farmers were cultivating their fields so the war dead were doomed to remain missing. To make sure that these dead were not forgotten, their names were added to memorials. The author goes on to describe how currently it is up to the Uncovered War Casualties - Army to find AIF missing from the First World War. The author gives an example of how in 2018 , 86 men of the 45th Battalion were located. The author concludes by stating that over a quarter of AIF dead on the Western Front have not been recovered.