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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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Names

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HAMMOND, Meysey George

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

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LANCASTER, Victor Leslie

Service number 2085
Lance Corporal
30th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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DAVIES, William Amos

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

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RICHTER, William Ernest

Service number 1883
Gunner
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 11 Sep 1897

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DWYER, John Herbert

Service number 1645
Private
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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COYNE, David Emmett

Service number 3347
Sergeant
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1896

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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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ROEBUCK, James Vernon

Service number SECON...
Lieutenant
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1887