Friday, 30 October 2015

Original grave markers - Salisbury Cathedral

Colonel Frank Albert Symons CMG, DSO; Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in action 30th April 1917

I happened to be in Salisbury today and popped into the cathedral to photograph its war memorials. What I did not expect to find were original grave markers brought back from the battlefields of the First World War. There are six in the cloisters and two more in the nearby military museum, The Wardrobe. I post all eight images here.

318 Gunner G A K Buskin, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, AIF
Killed in action 3rd November 1917

Captain Christopher Ken Merewether
1/4th Wiltshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th December 1917
Captain Charles Basil Mortimer Hodgson, 3rd Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Died of wounds 1st April 1918
Lieutenant John Philip Morton Carpenter, Royal Field Artillery
Killed in action 15th September 1916
There is a biography and photo of him on the Lancing College War Memorial site
Captain Guy Dodgson, Hertfordshire Regiment
Died of wounds 14th November 1918
Captain Edward Dugdale D'Oyley Astley, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment
Killed in action 1st June 1918
This grave marker is inside a display case inside The Wardrobe Museum
Lieutenant Frederick Hicks, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment
Died of wounds 4th November 1918
This grave marker is also inside a display case inside The Wardrobe Museum

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