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Cemetery Details

Location Vignacourt, Departement de la Somme - Picardie, France
Co‑ordinates N50.009346, E2.2061
Description

Vignacourt is located behind what were the Allies lines for the duration of the war, north west of the city of Amiens.

The town is famously associated with a large number of well-preserved glass plate negative photogrpahs taken by a local photographer and his family, depicting hundreds of Allied soldiers, many Australians among them, who were billeted in the town.  The photogrpahs were discoved by a Channel 7 team led by Ross Coulthart and later purchased for the Australian War Memorial by Mr Kerry Stokes AC.  

The cemetery was begun in April 1918 coinciding with the beginning of the German offensive named "Operation Michael".

There is a very large Australian proportion of the total 584 WW1 burials.

Most of the soldiers buried here died of their wounds during their transit through the medical evacuation chain, in nearby Casualty Clearing Stations.

 

 

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HILL, Joseph Thomas

Service number 4301
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1886

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BONNETT, Edward Henry Charles

Service number 2888
Lance Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jan 1896

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FLANIGAN, Percy

Service number 17184
Private
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1887

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STRUHS, Frederick William

Service number 4956
Private
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jan 1895

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MOLLOY, Maurice

Service number 6068
Lance Corporal
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Sep 1896

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HAMMOND, Meysey George

Service number 80
Captain
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1893

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PRICE, Stanley Robert

Service number 1971
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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KEILLOR, Thomas Henry

Service number 6558
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jun 1890