My contribution for this week’s challenge…
I was under the impression
because there were a large number of
Victoria Crosses awarded in that small area
of the Battle of Fromelles.
However, this morning’s research shows
that it was a nickname given by soldiers
and probably indicates the level of bravery
required when fighting there.
There is 410 unknown soldiers buried in
individual unmarked graves under the
two in-ground crosses.
Including the 410 soldiers buried at this site,
there is another 700-900 names on the wall
of missing soldiers, taking the number
of soldiers memorialised at this site to
between 1121 and 1296,
depending on your source.
VC Corner was located at the cross roads of
the D171 road and Rue Delvas in the village of Petillon.