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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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DEGENHARDT, Francis Evan

Service number 2347
Second Lieutenant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Aug 1893

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LEWIS, Owen Gower

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

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HAY, George

Service number 3826
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jun 1896

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BROWN, John Fielding

Service number 2292
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1880

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BAXTER , David Russell

Service number OFFICER
Captain
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1885

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RUTHERFORD, Henry Balfour

Service number 4519
Private
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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JUDD, Ernest Charles

Service number 3266
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1882

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LOCKE, Charles Henry

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