Vignacourt citizens to visit Australia to commemorate Armistice Day.
The small town of Vignacourt in Northern France is well known for being an Allied staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops during the Great War.
A special moment will take place on the 9th November when local French citizens of Vignacourt will be guests at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery for a unique viewing of the Australian War Memorial Collection Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt.
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery will be the last venue that the exhibition will visit before it returns to Canberra and the Australian War Memorial.
This visit is a wonderful opportunity to remember and commemorate the Armistice Centenary and to pay tribute to our venterans both past and present.
We look forward to formally welcoming the Vignacourt delegation at Remembrance in the Gallery.
Two Australian soldiers and recipients of the Victoria Cross photographed at the Thuilliers’ studio in Vignacourt (AWM P10550.049)