Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension Back to Search

Normal entrance to cemetery   cross of sacrifice

Cemetery Details

Location Bonnay, Picardie, France
Co‑ordinates N49.937339, E2.5044112

Located at Rue les Pres Bonnay, 80800, Bonnay, France.

As you head North West out of Bonnay, on the D23 road, turn left into Rue les Pres road, and
the cemetery is on your left.

Bonnay is a small village about 17 kilometres east of Amiens on the D 23, south of the D 929.

Within this cemetery extension are  75 Australian burials and 31 UK burials of the First World War.

The Cemetery Extension was used from 1 April to 24 August 1918.

The earlier burials are connected with the actions of Villers-Bretonneux, when the line was re-established
by the 4th and 5th Australian and 18th Divisions after the German advance, and then later with the Battle of Amiens.

The Cross of Sacrifice (inside the entrance of the cemetery) was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Australia in August 1921.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  9/4/2015.  Lest we forget.


Nearby, South-East of Bonnay, is where the RED BARON was shot down.

Lieutenant Alec Stewart Paterson MM, No. 3 Sqn Australian Flying Corps, stated:
"There were many of the best Flight officers of the R.F.C. and A.F.C. and our Allies who were anxious for the opportunity regardless of risk, to try and do what a machine gunner on the ground had done without taking any risk at all, to rid the Allies of a very clever and dangerous enemy."



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KEARNEY, James Hugh O'Neill

Service number A994
25th Infantry Battalion
Born 26 Sep 1893

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Service number 3141
43rd Infantry Battalion

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CLARK, Andrew Douglas

Service number 1611
Lance Corporal
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 16 Jul 1892

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O'SULLIVAN, Thomas Real

Service number 2763
Second Lieutenant
41st Infantry Battalion
Born 1891

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DAVIDSON, Arthur Leonard

Service number 3597
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 1886

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GIBBS, John William

Service number 2819
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 4 Nov 1895

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HURLEY, George Thomas

Service number 2196
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 22 Feb 1883

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BOON, William Irving

Service number 19955
8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born 22 Jul 1891

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Thumb inside of cemetery   looking back at entranceThumb lte w surtees austn machine gun corps 4 4 1918   headstone  by christopher lukeThumb 2nd lte c f carson 44th btn 4 4 1918   headstone  by christopher lukeThumb a. e. halstead  mc   killed on 16 4 1918
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