The last couple of days have been
spent around Villers Brettoneux and the battle fields if the Somme.
We have visited the grave of Matthew's great uncle, William Shanahan, who was wounded in the battle on 25 April 1918 at Villers Brettoneux. He died 2 days later in a field hospital on the western side of Amiens. The cemetery is small but has around 350 graves, mostly of known soldiers, all young men from Commonwealth counties all around the world.
Later in the day we visited the museum at Villers Brettoneux and had lunch at Bar Le Melbourne. The small-town was well prepared for the ANZAC Day memorial with Aussie flags and memorabilia all around town. Photos show the village and war cemetery we visited.