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'Ghosts' of lost soldiers walk in Adelaide

AAP logoAAP 8/11/2016

People in Adelaide will come face-to-face with the 'ghosts' of Australian soldiers who died fighting in wars across the world.

A group wearing Australian military uniforms from past and current conflicts will parade through the city on Wednesday to encourage reflection ahead of Remembrance Day on Friday.

Each will hold a card with the name and service details of an Australian who died at war.

The soldiers will be portrayed by RSL volunteers and members of Re-enact SA, while the Barossa Light Horse Historical Association will also be promoting the RSL's Poppy Appeal.

"This will truly bring home the sacrifice and the loss suffered through war - and how we must never forget," RSL SA chief executive Julia Langrehr said.

The initiative has been inspired by a similar event in the UK last year, in which people in WWI uniforms stood at train stations and shopping centres to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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