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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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WOODINGS, George William

Service number 3973
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Sep 1892

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EDLINGTON, Alfred Robert

Service number 6557A
Signaller
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Aug 1897

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MEDBURY, Leslie Harold

Service number 3270
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WILLIAMS, George Frederick

Service number 5238
Lance Sergeant
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1877

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CASTREE, Claude Edward

Service number 2232A
Corporal
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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ASHLEY, Arthur Edward

Service number 1616
Private
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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RODGERS, John Etheridge

Service number 5900
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Aug 1895

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LEWIS, Robert

Service number 3822
Lance Corporal
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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