VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial
VC CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL
Located 2 kilometres northwest of Fromelles VC Corner Australian Cemetery And Memorial is the only uniquely Australian cemetery on the Western Front.

VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial

GPS Coordinates: N 50°37'9.82" – E 2°50'0.71"

The VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission World War I cemetery and memorial site located about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) northwest of the village of Fromelles on the D22C road (rue Delval).

VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial was constructed in 1920 — 1921 and contains the graves of 410 Australian soldiers who were killed during the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 and whose bodies were found two years after the Armistice on the battlefield. It is not a mass grave as the remains of each individual soldier were buried separately.

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The CWGC Plan of the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial. (CWGC)

As none of the bodies could be identified, it was decided not to mark the individual graves, but to record on a memorial the names of all the Australian soldiers who were killed in the engagement and whose graves were not known. The four plots where the soldiers are buried are marked by two large crosses laid flat in the grass within a rose border.

The memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, commemorates 1,184 Australian casualties. Many of those originally listed have been subsequently identified in the Pheasants Wood excavation project and have been re-interred at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery.