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Cemetery Details

Location Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme - Picardie, France
Co‑ordinates N49.886294, E2.508438
Description

This cemetery is co-located with but is separate from the Australian National Memorial France, at Villers Brettoneaux and its Wall of Remembrance which commemorates soldiers missing with no known grave in France (less those memorialised at VC Corner near Fromelles).

The cemetery is sited astride the approach to the National War Memorial from the road to which it faces.

The cemetery contains graves of 2,142 Commonwealth burials from WW 1 and two from WW 2, of which 1,535 are identified.  The 2 graves relating to WW2 are of two New Zeland airmen killed nearby.

Most of the Australians interred here were killed in the 1918 fighting.  There are 733 Australian burials here most of whom were killed in the last six months of the war.

 

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ANNANDALE, John Williamson

Service number 5046
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jul 1881

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LUSCOMBE, Kingsley Howard

Service number 509
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Aug 1897

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PIERCE, Arthur Raymond Benjamin

Service number 3360
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jan 1900

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BRUTON, Clement James

Service number 2042
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jul 1896

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GREIG, Colin Alan Longbourne

Service number 5299
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Mar 1896

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BROOK, Smith

Service number 2794
Private
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 May 1876

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MITCHELL, William Alexander

Service number 3096
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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TREADWELL, William

Service number 2809
Driver

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