“I once was lost but now am found “
On 27 January there was a headstone rededication at Hooge Crater CWGC cemetery. The ceremony was being held to recognise that , following the presentation of research supported by evidence ,two casualties , originally buried as Unknown Australian Soldiers have now been identified. The investigative work was carried out by the Fallen Diggers. The ceremony was conducted by the Australian Defence Forde and attended by the Australian Ambassador to Belgium.
Private Francois Eveillard of the 32 nd Battalion AIF , was from French origin before joining the forces. He was killed in action on 20/10/1917. Private Alexander Williamson of the 29 nd Battalion was killed in action on 24/10/1917.
The solemn and dignified event took place in bitterly cold conditions and there was a musical presence by a lonely piper and two buglers of the Ypres Fire Brigade..