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.