Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard, Wiltshire, England Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location
Co‑ordinates N51.17453, W2.14107
Description

Sutton Veny is a small village near the sprawling Salisbury Plain military training area in southern England.

It has two particularly strong associations with Australia.

Large number of Asutralian troops were based at a nearby camp in WW1.  The Sutton Veny churchyard contains the graves of many Australian soldiers who died in nearby military hospitals, most notably during the influenza epidemic of 1918.

On an adjacent hillside is a very large Rising Sun badge cut into the chalk sub-strate along with other unit badges, by soldiers of those units when based nearby.

For many years Australian military personnel studying at the Royal Military College of Science used to observe ANZAC Day at this site and would maintain the Rising Sun badge.

 

 

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SIMPSON, Roland Henry

Service number 4885
Lance Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Dec 1893

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MILES-WALKER, Jean

Service number NURSE
Matron
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Born 16 Nov 1879

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RYAN, Herbert

Service number 59584
Private
Born Oct 1895

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BEGGS, Norman Francis Henry

Service number 37533
Gunner
Born 2 May 1898

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JONES, Edward Stamford

Service number 66227
Private
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jun 1899

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BORGMEYER, Albert James

Service number 3812
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Oct 1888

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OWEN, Charles

Service number 3160
Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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GRIFFITHS, Wyndham Jones

Service number 57603
Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1893

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