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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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Names

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MEDBURY, Leslie Harold

Service number 3270
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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JOYCE, Ernest William

Service number 3659
Sergeant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Apr 1883

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WOODINGS, George William

Service number 3973
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Sep 1892

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DUMBRELL, Walter William

Service number 348
Sergeant
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jul 1883

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BIRD, Stratford George

Service number 3011
Corporal
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WYATT, Herbert William Earnest

Service number 1898
Driver
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MACK, Hans

Service number 4324
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Sep 1916

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STAPLETON, John Francis

Service number 5188
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Sep 1883

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