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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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ANDERSON, Cuthbert John Stephen

Service number 803
Driver
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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PUGSLEY, Harrie Errol Elliot

Service number 23
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1897

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SMITH, Walter Leslie

Service number 4383
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1896

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GRIFFITHS, Albert George

Service number 3382
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1898

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EDWARDS, William Henry

Service number 1895
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jul 1896

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GRAHAM, Arthur John

Service number 16694
Private
13th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1892

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FOOTTER, William John

Service number 2174
Private
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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COWLAND, William Horace

Service number 2010
Lance Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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