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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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RANDELL, Roy Barrier

Service number 2706
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SMITH, Alfred Harold

Service number 5112A
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BOWNESS, Robert Oliver

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

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FOSTER, John Ernest

Service number 6859
Driver
15th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 15 Sep 1892

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BOWRING, Albert

Service number 2727
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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HALL, Nicholson Rowdgers

Service number 2270
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Mar 1896

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HARTLEY, Edwin Mather

Service number 3793
Private
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jul 1878

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CARTER, Eric Harold

Service number 7041
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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