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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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HOLLIDAY, Eric George

Service number 3363
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SANDERSON, Robert

Service number 5180
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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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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DAVIS, Albert William

Service number 5792
Corporal
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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HOMER, Alfred Hugh

Service number 2557
Corporal
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Apr 1888

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BIRCH, Arthur Henry

Service number 6491
Driver
3rd Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1891

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HILL, Joseph Thomas

Service number 4301
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1886