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Cemetery Details

Location Rue de Lagnicourt, Vaulx-Vraucourt, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.15119, E2.9186
Description

Location Information
Vaulx-Vraucourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. Vaulx Hill Cemetery is signposted from the village. Take the RD36 direction Lagnicourt up the hill, and the Cemetery can be seen at the road side 1 kilometre from Vaulx-Vraucourt.

History Information
Vaulx-Vraucourt village was taken in the spring of 1917, lost (after severe fighting) in March 1918, and retaken in the following September. Vaulx Hill Cemetery started with just 17 graves of September 1918 (in Plot I, Rows A and B). The rest of the cemetery was formed after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and the following smaller cemeteries:- CHAFOURS WOOD CEMETERY, Morchies, which contained 17 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of 1917. LAGNICOURT AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, which contained seven Australian graves of 1917 and 27 United Kingdom of September 1918. NEW ZEALAND CEMETERY No.17, Favreuil, where 22 of the 2nd New Zealand Rifles Brigade were buried in August 1918. SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai, which contained 23 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of May 1917. VRAUCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, which was across the road from the Church and contained 185 United Kingdom and seven Australian graves of 1917 and 1918 (a GERMAN EXTENSION was also removed). The cemetery now contains 856 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 258 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 29 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and four others buried in other cemeteries whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

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GELLION, John Farquhar

Service number 846
Gunner
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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FORDHAM, Roy Ogilvie

Service number 184
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1892

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GATES, Norman William

Service number 125
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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COCHRAN, James

Service number 4991
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jun 1896

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FRENCH, Reggie Nathaniel

Service number 885
Private
30th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Oct 1895

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TWIGDEN, Cyril Roy

Service number 5862
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Nov 1895

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KILPATRICK, Ernest

Service number 759
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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WATTS, Bertram Alexander Gordon

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Born 5 Mar 1880

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