Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard, Wiltshire, England

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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

JAGO, Archibald Leonard

Service number 8894
Driver
Born 18 Oct 1891

BAILEY, Thomas Francis

Service number 7139
Sergeant
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 6 Apr 1879

QUIHAMPTON, William Norman

Service number 426B
Driver
3rd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

BEGGS, Norman Francis Henry

Service number 37533
Gunner
Born 2 May 1898

OWEN, Charles

Service number 3160
Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Mar 1890

ROSENTHAL, Cyril Henry Robert

Service number 3618
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1897

MOORE, Henry Edwin Walter

Service number 3428
Lance Corporal
4th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1891

MILES-WALKER, Jean

Service number NURSE
Matron
Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 16 Nov 1879

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