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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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KEILLOR, Thomas Henry

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

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BLYTH, Oswald Dunnikier

Service number 3047
Fitter Corporal
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 13 Aug 1883

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LEWIS, Owen Gower

Service number 10181
Lieutenant
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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CURRIE, Charles Norman

Service number 3528A
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jul 1888

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BLACK, Matthew Richard

Service number 1878
Private
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1897

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MOLLOY, Maurice

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

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DONOVAN, James David

Service number 3797
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1890

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SMITH, Wilfred Stuart

Service number 2529B
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Apr 1886