15 March 2018
Two First World War soldiers buried alongside their comrades
A burial service was held at CWGC Orchard Dump Cemetery in France, today for two First World War soldiers.
Villers-Bretonneux will forever be associated with Australian forces as it was here, after retaking the French town on 25 April 1918 – the third anniversary of the Australian landings on Gallipoli, known as ANZAC Day, they sealed their reputation as one of the finest formations of soldiers available to any side during the First World War. Tomorrow, 25 April, thousands will travel to Villers-Bretonneux to mark ANZAC Day. Ahead of the commemorations, here are nine things you need to know about Australian forces in the First World War and Villers-Bretonneux.
The CWGC is staging a new display in its Ieper Information Centre, opening tomorrow (25 April 2018). A Century of Caring, will look back on 100 years of tending for the CWGC’s Belgian sites.