Archaeologists have excavated the first two graves and work is already advanced on the next two. They have made a number of finds directly linking bodies with the British or Australian armies, including a heart-shaped leather pouch containing a solid gold cross and a copper alloy crucifix, a leather heart, a leather coin purse with its contents and a leather wrist strap.
Last week a whole boot with sock and inner stocking was recovered and a paper train ticket found. The ticket was a second class return from Fremantle to Perth, where Western Australian soldiers signed up for duty. Fremantle was their point of embarkation for Europe.