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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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BRUCE, James

Service number 21
Lieutenant
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1877

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RHODES, George Henry Yeoman

Service number 2667
Driver
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1890

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VENN, John Henry

Service number 3204
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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FLOOD, Colin John

Service number 3302
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Dec 1890

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ALDRIDGE, Henry Hayward

Service number 1209
Private
2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born Jan 1882

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RUSHBY, George Edward

Service number 2521
Corporal
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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WHITTAKER, Charles David Vue

Service number 209
Driver
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jun 1887

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JAMES, Cyril Albert

Service number 4990
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 May 1898

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