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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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SULLIVAN, Francis Joseph

Service number 3906
Private
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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JAMES, Cyril Albert

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

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BARNETT, Frederick George

Service number OFFICER
Captain
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 May 1889

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CARTWRIGHT, Edward

Service number 2770
Lance Corporal
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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AITCHISON, James

Service number 5294
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1885

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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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BOWRING, Albert

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

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WALL, Norman Richard

Service number 3138A
Private
34th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Feb 1895

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