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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

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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GOSLIN, Eustace Arthur

Service number 6376
Corporal

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PARTRIDGE, Frank Leslie

Service number 3125
Sergeant
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1891

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FOOTNER, Robert Benjamin

Service number 1676
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1895

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RICHARDS, Gilbert Harper

Service number 2
Quartermaster Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Nov 1891

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LYNAM, Patrick Joseph

Service number 1944
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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FEUTRILL, Theophilus William

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

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DIXON, Norman Edward

Service number 20934
Sergeant
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1

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JOHNSON, Alan Edgar

Service number 8812A
Private
2nd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1

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