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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 Sep 1893

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CHARLES, Alfred John

Service number 3046
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jul 1886

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HILL, Joseph Thomas

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

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WOODHOUSE, Frederick John Joice

Service number 279
Corporal
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Oct 1894

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PAYNE, Lancelot Joseph Wollard

Service number 474
Lieutenant
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Feb 1896

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KIRKBRIGHT, Ernest

Service number 1947
Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Oct 1889

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BALDWIN, Harry Jubilee

Service number 4076
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1887

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FRERICHS, Jack

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