Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

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

SEWELL, Philip Beauchamp

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

GREGOR, Mark

Service number 695
Lieutenant
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1885

ROBERTS, Robert Hugh Owen

Service number 504
Second Lieutenant
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

GARDNER, Alfred Lucas

Service number 8854
Driver
2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born 4 Apr 1896

COLLINS, Harry Gautlett

Service number 2311
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1884

SHERIDAN, William Henry

Service number 2146
Lance Corporal
35th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1895

FOOTTER, William John

Service number 2174
Private
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

GRIFFITHS, Albert George

Service number 3382
Private
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1898

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