Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France

Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France

Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France. The cemetery now contains over 670, Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War, 369 of whom have been identified. The village of Vailly-sur-Aisne was the point at which the 3rd Division crossed the river Aisne on 13 and 14 September 1914 during the Allied advance from the Marne. It fell to the German forces in 1915, was retaken by the French during the Chemin des Dames Offensive in April 1917, lost again to the Germans in June 1918 and finally captured by the French on 15 September 1918. Vailly British Cemetery was established after the Armistice when the remains of Commonwealth soldiers were brought here from other burial grounds and battlefields throughout the region. Most of those buried here were killed during the Battle of the Aisne in September 1914, but the cemetery is also the final resting place of over sixty Commonwealth soldiers who were killed or mortally wounded in the summer of 1918.

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    Died 1914

    British Army 8233 Private Royal Scots Fusiliers

    British Army 8233 Private Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Philip Francis Reilly

    Born 1896

    Died 1914

    British Army 10931 Private Connaught Rangers 2nd Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1914

    British Army 11833 Private Highland Light Infantry

    British Army 6801 Bedfordshire Regiment

    British Army 11833 Lance Corporal Highland Light Infantry 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Albert Hillier

    Born 1895

    Died 1914

    British Army 8995 Private Wiltshire Regiment

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    Born 1882

    Died 1914

    British Army 5197 Private Cameron Highlanders 1st Battalion