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.
See the link to the CWGC site in the sidebar for more detailed information.