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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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PUGSLEY, Harrie Errol Elliot

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

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FEUTRILL, Theophilus William

Service number 2376
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Feb 1897

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BOWNESS, Robert Oliver

Service number 2383
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jan 1896

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SEWELL, Philip Beauchamp

Service number Officer
Captain
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1893

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GOSLIN, Eustace Arthur

Service number 6376
Corporal

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JOHNSON, George

Service number 3662

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PURDEY, Francis Roy

Service number 1728
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jan 1895

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RYAN, Reginald Joseph Andrew

Service number 7859
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Dec 1895

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