Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension

Cemetery Details

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

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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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

GIBBS, John William

Service number 2819
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Nov 1895

CARR, Elwyne Albert

Service number 1043
Lieutenant
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Mar 1895

TASSIE, John

Service number 3015
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

WOODHOUSE, Walter

Service number 3141
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

SARGANT, Harold Marcus

Service number 2655
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1897

AVERY, John Bede

Service number 3005
Gunner

DAVIDSON, Arthur Leonard

Service number 3597
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

KIDMAN, Edward Cogan

Service number 421A
Corporal
3rd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Sep 1888

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