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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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SHEATH, Abel Richmond

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Mar 1890

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RICHARDS, Harold William

Service number 3452
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 May 1889

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LOVIBOND, Sydney Gordon

Service number 2066
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Apr 1885

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FLOWER, Alan Lindsay

Service number 3675
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Sep 1897

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WALDRON, Frederick William

Service number 546
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1892

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EDGERTON, Eric Henry Drummond

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Apr 1897

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ABRAHAM, Cyril Frank

Service number 7009
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Aug 1890

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WOODINGS, George William

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

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