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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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HAMILTON, Herbert Henry Park

Service number 73
Lieutenant
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jan 1895

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DAVIES, William Amos

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

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STONE, Alfred

Service number 195
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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KELL, Bertram Thomas

Service number 965
Lieutenant
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Mar 1895

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FRERICHS, Jack

Service number 2458A
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1891

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DWYER, John Herbert

Service number 1645
Private
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HOLLIDAY, Eric George

Service number 3363
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BLACK, Matthew Richard

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