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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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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MORRISON, Herbert Fraser

Service number 552
Lieutenant
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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KEILLOR, Thomas Henry

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

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DEMASSON, Cyril Augustus

Service number 4721
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1896

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HAMMOND, Meysey George

Service number 80
Captain
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jul 1892

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TUCKER, Robert John

Service number 4772
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1886

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SIMPSON, William Frederick

Service number 3620
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jul 1895

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ALLAN, William Arthur Francis

Service number 1466A
Corporal
9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1896

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DAVIES, William Amos

Service number 779
Sergeant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jun 1896