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."



Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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BOON, William Irving

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

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HURLEY, George Thomas

Service number 2196
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 22 Feb 1883

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AVERY, John Bede

Service number 3005

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CARR, Elwyne Albert

Service number 1043
42nd Infantry Battalion
Born 24 Mar 1895

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Service number 137
41st Infantry Battalion
Born 17 Mar 1893

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SARGANT, Harold Marcus

Service number 2655
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 1 May 1897

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FORREST, George Allen

Service number 5696
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born 9 Jun 1888

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CARSON, Cecil Frank

Service number 234
Second Lieutenant
44th Infantry Battalion
Born Jan 1895

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