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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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LOCKE, Charles Henry

Service number 5622
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jun 1897

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COWLEY, Robert William Gordon

Service number 4272
Lance Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Jul 1894

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JOHNSTONE, Ernest Lytton

Service number 3064
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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CLASPER, Walter James

Service number 221
Lieutenant
4th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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GRONHEIT, William John

Service number 2650
Private
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MCCULLOUGH, William Charteris

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Nov 1894

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BRANFORD, Alfred James

Service number 1125
Driver
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jan 1891

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COPE, Arnold Samuel

Service number 4034
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896