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Visitors Book - Compton Chamberlayne War Graves - Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 03.942 W 001° 57.610
30U E 572860 N 5657645
Quick Description: A visitors book located inside a stone plinth at the front of the burial ground in Compton Chamberlayne as a memorial to the thirty four WWI casualties, twenty eight being Australian Servicemen of the Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.)
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/18/2017 12:35:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMWVPK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
A visitors book located inside a stone plinth at the front of the burial ground in Compton Chamberlayne as a memorial to the thirty four WWI casualties, twenty eight being Australian Servicemen of the Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.).
There is roadside parking nearby.

"Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery is located on High Street. The Cemetery contains the graves of thirty four WWI casualties, twenty eight being Australian Servicemen of the Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.), three are from the London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers, one soldier from Royal Engineers, one from the Royal Irish Fusiliers and one from the Royal Irish Rifles. The burials date from February, 1916 through to February, 1919. Thirty three of the plots are commemorated with a Commonwealth War Graves Headstone. The burial plot is laid out in three rows, with a stone plinth or cairn located at the front of the burial ground. The Cairn has an engraving which reads:- "The severe winter of 1916-17 caused hardship amongst the troops encamped around Salisbury Plain. Between December, 1916 and April, 1917, eleven A.I.F. deaths were directly associated with respiratory disorders. The majority of the casualties had only enlisted six months earlier and two of the months since enlistment had been spent on a sea voyage from the Australian summer to the British winter." "

SOURCE - (visit link)
Owners Name: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Location Type: Other

Date Guest Book Was Started: Not listed

Nearest Parking Spot: Not Listed

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