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We walked here from the war memorial, was a good walk but did take some time.
We were the only people in the cemetery, which gave us time to walk around.
It would be good if there was some more information in the cemetery.
408 Australian soldiers are buried in this cemetery, most of whom died in 1918 during the defense of Amiens. Particularly remarkable was the grave of the soldier who became Australia's Unknown Soldier. A CWGC maintenance crew of 6 people was hard at work on the...More
I travelled from Australia for the 100 years anniversary of the battle at Villers Bretonneux. I visited the Adelaide cemetery, which is nearby the Australian War memorial, to pay my respects to a great uncle who was killed in the war and buried at this...More
The Adelaide cemetery is at the opposite end of Villers-Bretonneux - right at the entrance to the town on the road from Amiens. It's a beautifully maintained small Australian cemetery consisting solely of Australian WW1 war dead - whereas the larger Australian memorial and cemetery...More
A Very small but lovely Cemetery on a slight rise heading out of Town and like all the others deserves to be visited ! Bit of controversy over the Unknown Soldier being relocated to Canberra ! Some of the view that "He" should of remained...More
Unless you have a relative interred, the magnificent array of CWGC cemeteries can start to blur into sameness, just because of the sheer scale of loss.
This one is special on two counts - it is associated with the counter attack by two Australian Brigades...More
Nice British/Australian WW1 cemetery. Halfway the rows of headstones is a special headstone marking the former burial place of the ww1 Australian unknown soldier that now lays buried in Camberra War Memorial. A must see for the Australian WW1 history on the Western Front
All Australians should visit this quiet little cemetery, located on the outskirts of Villers-Bretonneux. It was from here, in the 1990s, that the remains of an Australian soldier were exhumed and re-interred in the War Memorial in Canberra. Set on the side of a hill,...More
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I visited in June this year from Paris, and I couldn't find any day tour that visited either this cemetery or the main Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux - from Paris at least. For this reason, I had to take the... More
I visited in June this year from Paris, and I couldn't find any day tour that visited either this cemetery or the main Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux - from Paris at least. For this reason, I had to take the train from Paris to Amiens and change for a local rail service to V-B, which is very infrequent and there are no public transport or taxis at V-B, so you'll have to walk, which is do-able, but hardly convenient. So alternatively, I could only recommend that you hire a car at Amiens and drive to V-B. The Adelaide Cemetery is the very first place you arrive at in V-B, on the left hand side of the road as you enter V-B on the Amiens road.
However, if you're staying in Amiens (which I was not) your hotel could probably organise a car and driver to take you out to V-B to visit the Adelaide Cemetery. It's only about a 15-20 minute drive from Amiens. A taxi can also take you out to V-B, but it might get a bit expensive to wait for you to bring you back with the meter running. Your hotel will know, hopefully, the best way to do it. The Adelaide Cemetery is a beautiful place, small and beautifully maintained by the local community, under the auspices of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. So it will be very moving to find the grave of your relative is so well-tended.
Oh and while you're there at V-B, if you can manage it, you should also visit the main Australian Memorial and the new Sir John Monash Centre, both of which are so worth a visit and both are on on the same site, about 3 kms away from the Adelaide Cemetery. So if you decide to drive, it's an easy drive, as you'll see from Google Maps. Good luck with it all. I found everything all the sites at V-B very emotional and sad, but I was so glad I made the effort to visit.
As an aside, I missed my local train connection back from V-B to Amiens, due to a snap rail strike, so I went back to the Australian Museum at the Victoria School in V-B and they phoned a cab that came out from Amiens to pick me up and get me back to Amiens just in time to make the Paris train. It cost I think from memory about 50 Euros to do that. So that might give you some indication of the cost of a taxi each way and waiting time. But as I said, if you're staying in Amiens, you hotel will probably be helpful in that regard and will be able to organise something with a fixed cost, rather than having to worry about the taxi meter running.