|Additional Information:||Son of Mary Brinsmead, of 104, Richardson St., Albert Park, Victoria, and the late Hugh Brinsmead. Born at Bendigo, Victoria.|
|Memorial:||VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, 280, 2|
|Location:||Villers-Bretonneux is a
village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St
The Memorial stands in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, which is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.
Commemorated by name on the Memorial are over 10,000 Australian soldiers who fell in the battlefields of the Somme, Arras and the "Hundred Days" and who have no known grave. The Villers-Bretonneux Memorial is also the Australian National Memorial to the Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to those of the dead whose graves are unknown.
|Historical Information:||The Australian National
Memorial was erected to commemorate Australian soldiers who fought in
France and Belgium, to their dead, and especially to those of the dead
whose graves are not known. These soldiers fell in the battlefields of
the Somme, Arras and the "Hundred Days".
There are now 10736, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated on this memorial.