VILLERS-BRETONNEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 12 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St. Quentin. The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.


History Information

Villers-Bretonneux became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. Villers-Bretonneux Communal Cemetery was used by Commonwealth forces in March-August 1918 and contains 12 First World War burials.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 960

CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 799

VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 10732