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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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EDLINGTON, Alfred Robert

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

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GENTLE, George Joseph

Service number 6902
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Nov 1899

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GORE, Brian

Service number 6819
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Feb 1896

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JOHNSON, Alan Edgar

Service number 8812A
Private
2nd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1

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WALDRON, Frederick William

Service number 546
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1892

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CARTER, Eric Harold

Service number 7041
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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BARRY, Percy James

Service number 3341
Private
5th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1899

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BURFORD, Leo Alston

Service number 3025
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Jun 1896

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