[Australian soldiers]

Australian soldiers

The lists of some 500 names that you will find on this website represent the smallest drop of the huge river of men who must have passed through the Fovant Camps in the years of the Great War. The camps could hold 20,000 soldiers at any one time and there was continual coming and going. Some stayed months, others a few days only.

If you know that your relation was definitely in any of the Fovant Camps (including Sutton Mandeville and Hurdcott) please let us know the details and we will add his name to the list.

General information

No. Rank Name Unit Date Aged Notes
S/Sgt. Affick, Boxing official
Affleck, Soccer.
Pte. Allen, Charles A. 58th Bn. AIF Letters in AWM
SM Allenshaw, witness at inquest into death of Alan Andrews, March 1917
Maj. Anderson, 16th Bde. (Bn?) AIF Photo AWM
4015 Cpl Arnold, A. 8th Inf. Trg. 05/09/1917 'Agricultural expert' whose display of vegetables won first prize 5/9/1917
3399 Cpl. DCM MM Axford, Thomas Leslie 12/12/1917
Cpl Aylett, Ted 44th Bn. AIF 01/01/1917 Bandsman. Photo dated 1917
Capt. Baker, W.H.V. AWM photo, entertaining . Called 'Boss', Chman of AIF Football Assoc.
5033 Sgt. Baldwin, 12th Trg. Bn. 4th Div. 18/12/1918 AWM photo of bombing instructors 18.12.18
Pte Ball, George Francis passenger in accident which killed Alan Andrews, March 1917
Sgt. Ball, W. 49th Bn. AIF 18/12/1918 AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm Staff 18.12.18.
Lt. Barker, Lewis Earnest Stephen 8th Field Arty. Photo on internet playing snooker.
Barry, Boxing,
Sgt. Bartholomeus, S.B. 32nd Bn. AIF Adelaide,
Capt. Barton, Boxing official
Capt Bassett, Oct 1917 Found the body of George Burns
Baxter, 28th Bn. AIF Letters/D.D.Clarkson
Lt. Bayley, Keith 61st Bn. AIF Photo AWM
Pte. Belcher, 56th Bn. AIF Boxing.
Bennett, Alfred 44th Bn. AIF 18/07/1918 Posted to Fovant as signalling Instructor.
Pte Benson, Aust. Army Postal Corps Oct 1917 Witness at inquest for George Burns.
Berger, R. 21st Bn. AIF won quoits
2340 Pte Biglands, John Robert 32nd Bn. AIF Feb 1917 Killed himself while in detention for AWOL.
Bills, W.M. 50th Bn. AIF Orrorir?
Lt. Birrell MC, Sidney Henry 37th Bn. AIF (39th) 18/12/1918 AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Orderly Rm. Staff, 18.12.18
Blake, Goalkeeper in football team
Pte. Bond, Mary Boxing
2/Lt. Booth, Cecil (? Charles) 61st Bn. AIF Photo AWM
Pte. Borthwick, J.R. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Pte. Boxwood, W.E. 51st Bn. AIF 18/12/1918 AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm. Staff. 18.12.1918
6686 Pte. Boyd, Lachlan Duncan (aka 13654) 27th Bn. AIF (aka Gehrard Vincent Egan) 1917-1918. Dgt. Lynette Matthews. wjmatthews61@hotkey.net.au
Sgt. Bradford, Sydney M. Aust. Field Artillery Married Violet Letitia Baker of Fulham Road, London
Capt. Bradley, Padre
2633 Pte. Brewer, Norman 6/60th Bn., 15th Bde. 17/12/1916 17.12.16,
Pte Bridger, W Oct 1917 Was drinking with Pte Watt and Jay in Tisbury
Brooks, E.H. 11th TM Bty won at billiards
14491 Gnr. Brown, Thomas Hugh Aust. Field Artillery 10/11/1918 *Dearly loved son of Margaret and the late Hugh Donald Brown. at rest.* War Grave, letter from cousin.
Browne, Colin AIF Signature on Church lead 1914
Bryson, Alex 06/01/1918 thankyou letter to Qld. Caledonian Guild for parcel received.
Buchanan, Charlie R. 13th Machine Gun Co. 06/05/1918 6.5.18
Pte. Buckingham, 63rd Bn. AIF Whist winner
Pte Budden, A.L. won whist
Burns, George Aust. Army Postal Corps Oct 1917 Shot himself
LCpl. Butt, J.W. 13th Bn. AIF AWM Photo Dry Canteen
Pte Byles, Philip 10/04/1918 Letter to his mother
Pte Camp, Feb 1917 Guard in charge of John Biglands and found him dying
Pte Campbell, Was drinking with Pts Watt, Jay and Bridger in Tisbury and wanted as a witness at the inquest. AWOL and not found.
Cannell, J. RAMC Signature on Church lead. Could be British or Australian
Pte Carroll, J.L won whist
Pte. Carroll, P. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Sgt. Carson, 12th Trg. Bn. 4th Div. AWM photo bombing instructors 18.12.18
Chalmers, W.A. AIF 21/11/1916 Signature on Church lead. 21.11.16
Pte Clapperton, Harold 24/10/1917 Letter to his father from Fovant 24.10.17
Trumpeter Clark, J.A. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Clarke, F.W. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Clarkson, Donald Drummond 22/28 Reinforcements AIF 03/10/1918 Grandfather of Sandy Clarkson, WA. See "A Very Man" letters and poems edited by Gresley Clarkson, his son. KIA 3.10.18
2494/5 Pte Clunes, Reginald 7th Bn. AIF Warwick, QLD.and Fovant Camps
Pte. Cohen, Debate in YMCA
Capt. Cole, AWM photo, entertaining , Boxing official
LCpl. Collett, D.A. . South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Pte. Collins, N.. 51st Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div Sig. Orderly Rm Staff.
Lt. Colyer, Henry Maxwell 7th reinforcements 36th Bn. In Fovant Aug - Nov 1917 36th Battalion. Duties included recreation & sport
Pte. Conlon, Bernard Jack 2nd Trg. Bde. 22 Won medal at the ANZAC Day games at Fovant camp 1918. He was killed in September 1918 aged 22 years.
Conrad, R.F. 4th Field Ambulance Satirical article in HHD 'Hurdcott Hotel -to Let or for Sale'
Maj. Cooke, George Sydney 61st Bn. AIF Photo AWM
Coombes, Named in cricket team
Couzins, Named in cricket team, (Bat and googly)
2151 Sgmn. Cumming, T.L. 56th Bn., 14th Inf Bde. 12/02/1916 12.2.16
Cusden, Cricket team
Cush, L.W. 38th Bn. AIF Won at snooker HHD
Daly, Thos. J. 46th Bn. AIF Miss Croome
Lt Col. Darvall, Fredrick Joseph AWM photo, boxing, entertaining 'Hurdcott Herald'. Camp Commandant
Davies, Lt Col. 12/03/1917 OC take over party Hurdcott from British Army to AIF 12-Mar-1917
Pte. Dawson, Boxing
Capt. Day, Boxing official
Pte. Dearlove, A.T. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Pte. Dearlove, H. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Ambulance. Shoiuld this be Advertiser?
3792 Pte. Dewe, Geo. 9th/30th Bn. 8th Bde.
5803 LCpl. Dick, R.C. Provided music for a dance.
Sgt. Dodds, T Married Stella Donn of Crouch Inn, London.
Donegan, 28th Bn. AIF Letters D D Clarkson
Pte. Dotheguy, 1st Pioneers Boxing,
6735 Pte Doyle, Thomas Richard 3rd Bn. AIF 14/12/1917 WIA and at Hurdcott Hosp. on 14.12.17 when he was court martialled AWOL.
Drummond, Norman W. 2nd Bn. AIF Sydney, N.S.W.,
Dutton, Cricket team
East, Clarrie 44th Bn. AIF 01/01/1917 Bandsman. Photo dated 1917
CSM Easterborook, Boxing official
Pte Eastman, Len 11/07/1918 Letter to his mother.
Pte. Edwards, 63rd Bn. AIF Boxing
S/Sgt. Edwards, George Seves 3rd Trg. Div. 26/09/1917 ?poet "'Urdcott" RTA 26.9.17
313 Edwards, George Standish 2nd MG Bn. 25/01/1919 ?Poet, "'Urdcott", 'London Tabby' RTA 25.1.19
Edwards, J.H. Corinya, Lucas Road, Burwood, NSW.
3087 Edwards, William Stafford 22nd Bn. AIF
Egan, Gehrard Vincent (aka 13615) aka Lachlan Duncan Boyd.
Sgt. Elliott, Sec. Referee's Assoc.
Maj. Ellis, Les No 4 Sqn. AAFC C.O. of Tim Tovell
Lt. Ellison, Jo No 4 Sqn. AAFC Equipment Officer who helped in smuggling Henri on to the boat.
Pte. Eugene, W. Web photo of boxing match. He won.
Evans, Eric S. "So Far From Home" Kangaroo Press 2002
Cpl. Evans, H.F. NOK donated his copies of the Hurdcott Herald to AWM.
Pte. Ferguson, 51st Bn. AIF Boxing.
3035 Cpl Fittock, Edwin Rawlings 42nd Bn. AIF 12/08/1918 KIA on 12 August 1918 during a daylight attack east of Proyart.
Pte. FitzSimmons, Boxing.
Lt Col. Flintoff, New CO after Darvall left. From West Australia
1849 Cpl. Foley, John Sylvester 12th Bn. AIF 05/10/1915 Enlisted 5.10.15. Stayed in Salisbury after demob.
Sgt Gallaher,
29516 Gnr. Garden, Alan Frederick 8th Field Arty. 116 - 120 Howitzer Batt. 26/03/1919 Arr. F. Nov 1916. law student, Swan Hill Vict. 2x gassed, wounded in leg. RTA 26.3.19.D. 1959 Wrote letters from F.
Pte Gilbert, William Dec 1916 Killed in a car accident
Pte. Gillette, 63rd Bn. AIF Boxing.
6278 (6268? 6168) Pte. Gilmour, P. Christmas Tournies, 1917
Pte. Glidden, H.A. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Goddard, C.V signed copies of HH in Devizes
2214 Godward, John Albert Clarence 24th Bn. AIF 02/08/1918 AWM photo. DOW 2.8.18 at Rouelles
4534 Pte. Goodsell, Daniel William Bertram 31st Bn. (8th Trg Bn., 4th Div., C Co.) 07/10/1917 Web at Hurdcott 3.3.17, France 7.9.17, MIA 7.10.17, Found 19.12.17, Buried, Birr Cross Roads Cem. Ypres.
L/Cpl VC MM Gordon, Bernard Sydney 26/10/1918
Gray, Charles Edmund AIF C Co. Diary about his stay in Sutton Camp 1917
3380 Pte Gunn, Joseph Henry Raventhorpe, Albany ,WA.
2410 Habel, Oswald E. 5/59 Bn. AIF
Cpl. Hall, S.G. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Pte. Hallett, W.G. Christmas Tournies 1917
Sgt Maj. Hamburger, W. (Bill) 48th Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm. Staff 18.12.18
Hamilton, Edited 'Poison Gas'
Sgt Maj. Hann, H. 19/11/1916 19.11.16
Capt. Harris, AWM photo, entertaining. Spoke farewell message for Lt Col. Darvall and wife.
Pte Hatton, E.J. 01/12/1917 Former Brisbane Courier rep. Wrote several reports from Fovant Camp to his paper
Heremene, Henri A French orphan smuggled back by Tim Tovell AAFC in a sack. (see Tim Tovell)
Pte Hicks, patient
3624 Holden, Reginald John 9/40th Bn AIF 24/08/1917 Graffiti in Sutton Hut. Inverness, Launc.,Tas emb. 24.8.17
2881 Pte. Holland, H.I. Christmas Tournies, 1917.
12622 Pte. Holland, J.T. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser
4801 Sgt. Holtham, W.A. 3.2.17.
Pte. Hookings, H.R. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser
Pte Hooper, William Henry Admitted hosp 17.8.18 from Tidworth
Hopkins, H.R. 30/03/1918 sent photo of badges and firing range
Horne, F.E. 25th Bn. AIF won chess
Pte. Horton, G.E. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
7013 Pte. Hoskins, G.G. Christmas Tournies 1917
96 Pte Howat, John 08/09/1919 To Hurdcott 13.1.18 from Dartford Hosp. RTA
Hulcombe, Jack A. 41st Bn. HQRS Sig. staff
Hunt, Named in cricket team
Pte. Hunter, K.W.J. Best batting average
Capt Huntley, E. RAMC Witness at several inquests (W.Gilbert Dec 1916, G.Burns Oct 1917, L. Watt Nov 1917. )
Hyde, M 104 Howitzer Bde Graffiti in Sutton Hut (address added ?Avon Farm, Salisbury - was he visiting)
Pte. Jarrett, Stephen George 24th Bn. AIF 18/08/1918 Left Aust 11.5.17. Played in the Fovant Band. KIA 18.8.18
Pte Jay, Oct 1917 Went drinking with Pte Watt, then parted from him.
Lt Jensen?, J. O.C. 10 Coy message to OC 'insulation' (T.Thomson) requesting beds for patients. (?joke)
Sgmn. Johnson, B.I. No 11 Camp Hurdcott,
Lt. Johnson, Norman No 4 Sqn. AAFC Helped with Henri's 'adventures'
3825 Pte. Jones, C.B. Christmas Tournies 1917
Capt. Jones, George No 4 Sqn. AAFC Flight officer with Tim Tovell. Later Air Marshal Sir George Jones, KBE. CB. MC Chief of Air Staff RAAF
842 WO I (Lt) Kay, Richard 5th BG Rwy Co.AIF Letter from his g'dgt.
Lt. Keilar MC, Robert Clive 51st Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div, Sig. Orderly Rm Staff. 18.12.18
Cpl. Keith MM, John Rankin 51st Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm Staff, 18.12.18
Pte Kenny, J.H. 02/02/1918 Letter to his father published
Pte. King, 61st Bn. AIF Boxing
Pte. Kitson, W. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Cpl Knowles, John Valentine 59th Bn. AIF
Pte. Lamb, E. Boxing official.
3338 Pte. Langston, Arthur George 9th Trg Bn., 36th Bn. AIF Megan Blaxland's g.g.father AIF trained here 1917-18
Pte. Larkin, H.W.J. 59th Bn. AIF
Sgt. Last, M.J. 46th Bn. AIF AWM photo Dry Canteen
Pte Leak, John 9th Trg Bn. 01/07/1917
8928 Cpl. Lean, H.V. Christmas Tournies
Pte. Leckie, A.G. 59th Bn. AIF Whist winner.
Cpl. Lee, Jack Web photo of boxing match. He lost.
5858 Pte Lennard, Augustus J 20/2 Bn. AIF Arrived Plymouth aboard the 'Ceramic' on 21.11.16, Left Folkestone for France aboard the 'Arundel' on 7.2.17
Sgt. Lennell, 12th Trg. Bn. 4th Div. AWM photo of bombing instructors 18.12.18.
Lloyd, 28th Bn. AIF Letters/ DDClarkson
Logan, Scored a goal, soccer
Lt Col. Logan, M.W. 62nd Bn. AIF Photo AWM.
Love, John O. 17th Bn. AIF 02/12/1916 Signature on Church lead 2.12.16
Capt. Lyons, ? Leon Maurice AWM photo entertaining.
1928 Pte. MacArthur, Donald 15th Bn. AIF Postcard, 18.6.17
4330 Cpl. Mack, Francis James 29th Bn. AIF 29/07/1918 Letters home. Photo of group of Aust. soldiers at Hurdcott. KIA 29.7.18
Lt Col. Mackenzie, William Kenneth Seaforth 61st Bn. AIF Photo AWM. 1919 demob
Pte. Madden, Robert William 37th Bn.AIF. 10th Bde. Poems, printed in Tisbury
4157 Cpl Madex, Victor Stanley 5th Div Ammn Column Drowned in Bournemouth. Buried Wilton Parish Church.
Maher, Thomas Letters in AWM
Capt Main, G. Won whist
Mallard, L.J. 41st Bn. AIF won at snooker
Marsh, Boxing
Pte Mayfield, Joseph 23/12/1916 Walking with William Gilbert when he was hit by a bus,
LCpl. McCann, Thomas John 30th Bn. AIF Letters in AWM
Chaplain(Pres) McCook, A.S. 22/10/1918 performed funeral Percy Knowles.
Sgt. McCornick, 32nd Bn. AIF Feb 1917 Called to detention room to view John Biglands' body.
3432 Pte McDonald, George Fredrick 41st Bn. AIF
Dvr. McFadden, AASC Boxing
McKay, Soccer
McLean, 28th Bn. AIF Letters/DDClarkson
Pte. McLean, Boxing.
Brig McNicoll, Walter Ramsay 01/01/1937 CO Fovant 1918-19. later became Administrator of New Guinea. Awarded KBC after The volcanic eruption at Rabul.
Capt. Chaplain McVittie, Thomas 9th Trg Bn. Burial Report of Tom Brown.
25361 7 Pte Mellor, Richard 4th Div Cycle Co. RFA aka Frank Wills. AWOL and enlisted in British Army, AWOL Sent to Fovant 5th Trg Bn, 22.5.18 AWOL again and probably executed for murdering a policeman trying to arrest him.
Pte. Melville, 64th Bn. AIF Boxing.
Pte. Menzies, E.A.F. 22nd Bn. AIF
Pte. Miller, 63rd Bn. AIF Boxing.
Pte Mitchell, won whist
Sgt. Mitton, H.W. D Co., 8th Trg. Bn., 02/12/1916 (? Brit)* 2.12.16 . Could be British
Sgt. Moore, Provided music for a dance
3195 Pte Morgan, Herbert 60th Bn. AIF 18/02/1917 arr. Hurdcott 18.2.17 RTA 31.1.18 unfit for duty due to deformed feet. 1923 spent time in Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Vic.then signed on as steward on SS Trewyn, Union SS Co. NZ.
Driver Morrison, William Thomas Gordon AASC Feb 1918 Was with Sgt Simpson in the cart when they were overturned.
Pte Morse, 46th Bn. AIF won at billiards
2468 Pte. Moy, J.A. 5th Reinf., 46th Bn., 12 Inf Bde. 11/11/1916 11.11.16
16360 Sgt Munday, Horace Aust. Army Medical Corps Fovant Oct 1918 then moved to W'mth.
Munro, Soccer.
Sgt Maj. Neville, W.J. 08/08/1917 Rippledale House, Black Rock, Vic. 8.8.17
Newborn, J. 31st Bn. AIF won quoits
Chaplain Nicholls, J.C. Chaplain AIF
Nicholson, Married to Canteen Manageress. AWM photo Dry Canteen.
3349 Numerkah, Vic m. Dora Bessie Marks, Wilton 4.9.18.
7409 Nunweek, R. 24/08/1918 Letter of thanks for parcel received from the Home League.
Pte. O'Dougherty, J. 49th Bn. AIF Whist winner.
4487 Pte. O'Hara, J. Christmas Tournies 1917
4148 Pte. Okenden, S.L. Christmas Tournies 1917
Pte. O'Neill, Boxing.
Owens, R. Poem 'The Great Horseferry Road'
Gnr Parer, 54th Bn. AIF won snooker
Sgt. Parker, AWM photo, race winner. Same man as 13724?
Sgt. Parker, Named in cricket team. Same man as 13723?
2518 Cpl. Parkin, W. 5th Reinf., 46th Bn., 12 Inf Bde. 25/12/1917 25.12.17
Partridge, Eric Honeywood 26th Bn. AIF 'Frank Honeywood, Private' didn't like Fovant at all, returned for demob.
Pte Pearce, Courtney 03/04/1918 Passed signals exam.
Peat, Soccer.
Pte. Pedersen, A.R. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Rev. Peel, Harold Dymond Padre to the AIF at Hurdcott. Born in Wilmslow, Cheshire 1885 and trained at Cambridge and Wells Theol. College. Curate in Whitby then emigrated to join the Bush Brotherhood at Gilgandra, NSW. Returned to Aust. after the war to Brewarrina and Dubbo, before returning to Barford St Martin, Atherton, and finally The Donheads.
Perriman, A.E. British Army gym instructor attached to AIF.
487 Perry, B.H. 14th Bn. 4th Bde. AIF
4863 Pte. Peterson, H. Christmas Tournies 1917
4108 Pte. Pike, Clyde Henley 29th Bn At Hurdcott Dec 1916-Jan 1917 and sent a PC to Australia
Cpl Polkinghorne, Samuel Relative of Rob Johnstone. Engaged to Ivy May Rowthorn. B. 1898? In Hants
2562 Pte. Pritchard, A.H. 5/46th Bn. 12 Inf.
5880 Pte. Purcell, W. Christmas Tournies 1917
Pte Pye, 6th Bn. AIF won at billiards
Cpl Quinney, T Aust. Army Provost Corps Spoke to Pte Watt before he was found with injuries. He named 2 other privates with him
Rampling, L.J. 33rd Bn. AIF won billiards
Ramsay, Boxing.
Cpl Rankin, Jack 15th Bn. AIF Letter to his mother from Hurdcott
Pte. Rattray, Alexander John 1st Training Div. Settled in Wilts after the war and was Invited to the commemorative flag raising in 1951.
Read, Herbert E. AFA, AMAG AIF, Hurdcott
Sgt. Redhead, Mark 55th Bn. AIF No.11 Camp, Hurdcott.
54557 Pte. Redmond, Harry George Percy 2nd Trng Brigade email from Nicholas Challinor
Lt. Renshaw. MC, Harry C. 7th Co. Engineers 'Digger' photos. 7th Co. Engineers was later 6th Field Co.
Sgt. Riley, F. Married Florence Hinton of Brixton
Lt. Robertson, AIF 3rd Command Depot Messing Officer, No 3 Comm Depot
L/Cpl. Robertson, William H. 59th Bn. AIF Informed by Family Historian Christa McDonald
Pte. Robertson, Billiards winner, Boxing
1029 (?1027) Pte. Russell, G.A. 31st Bn. AIF
Saber, Ken W. 14th Bn. AIF 20/01/1918 Toorak, Vic., 20.1.18
Lt. Schuler, Phillip 'The Great War' by ?
Sgt. Sedgewick, 50th Bn. AIF AWM photo of bombing instructors. 18.12.18
Sellens, Hugh 01/12/1917 Married at Broad Chalke Church and returned to Sydney, Australia with wife and child on the Konig Frederick August (sounds Scandinavian) on the 20th June 1919.
Sgt. Shepherd, 16/12/1916 16.12.16
Pte. Simpson, H.M. 2nd Bn. AIF Haberfield, Sydney, NSW.
Sgt Simpson, Thomas Gladstone Feb 1918 Killed when a horse bolted overturning the cart he was driving.
Skillon, Goalie, soccer.
Smith, passenger in accident which killed Alan Andrews, March 1917
Lt. Smith, S.H. 13th Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm. Staff 18.12.18.
19789 Dvr. Snell, W.J. Christmas Tournies 1917
Somerville, Cricket team
Stark, Jim 29th Bn. AIF Friend of Frank Mack.
Sgt. Steers, Debate in YMCA
Stewart, Bill ? Name signed on back of p/c. 2.12.16.
384 Stewart, J.S. 14th Bn. 4th Bde. AIF
6338 Sgt. Stewart, Wm. K. 20/2 Bn. AIF 02/12/1916 2.12.16.
Sgt Strike, E 21/10/1917 Found Pte Watt while on picket duty in Tisbury
Capt. Sutton, AWM photo, entertaining
S/Sgt. Tarrant, Boxing official
2028 (?2802) Pte. Taylor, J.H. Christmas Tournies 1917
Sgt. Thomas, A. D Co., 8th Trg. Bn., 02/12/1916 2.12.16. Is Sgt Thomas a Brit?
Lt. Thompson DCM MM, C. 14th Bn. AIF AWM Photo Bombing area. 18.12.18 AWM photo of bombing instructors
Todd, J. Digger Photos
Bdr Tolliday, L.H. Aust. Army Postal Corps Worked with George Burns.
Sapper Torzillo, 2nd Tunnellers won snooker
Air Mech. Tovell, Edward John No 4 Sqn. AAFC Tim Tovell's brother and helper.
Air Mech. Tovell, Timothy William No 4 Sqn. AAFC Smuggled a French orphan to Hurdcott in a sack where there were several photos taken to show how it was done. (see Henri Heremene)
Pte. Townsend, A.G. E Co. 15th Trg. Bn. 58th Bn.
Pte. Tracy, G. Mentioned in 'Notes' HH, vol 3
Sgt Trompp, William Lawrence passenger in accident which killed Alan Andrews, March 1917
Pte. Turner, E. 49th Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div,Sig. Orderly Rm. Staff. 18.12.18
CSM Tweddell, A. 15th Bn. AIF AWM Photo, Dry Canteen
Pte. Wakeman, Boxing.
Pte. Walsh, G. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Walters, 28th Bn. AIF Letters/D D Clarkson
15748 Pte. Walton, George 3rd Field Ambulance AIF Stayed at No 8 Hurdcott Camp to convalesce from war injury from 14 Dec 1917 until 20 April 1918 and eventually returned to the war in France. George was a stretcher bearer who died of wounds on 12 Aug 1918. (email from Kevin Skerman, Queensland, Australia)
2503 Pte. Ward, E.S.
Pte. Ward, W.G. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Sgt. Warneke, G.W. 19th Bn. AIF Diaries in AWM. (Hurdcott Herald)
Sgt. Watson, Billiards winner.
Watt, Cricket team
3662 Pte Watt, Louis 28th Bn. AIF Nov 1917 Found in Tisbury with head injuries from which he later died.
Webb, Cricket team
3955 Sgt. Webb, L.C. 50th Bn. AIF AWM photo of bombing instructors. 18.12.18
Pte. Webster, V.G. 6/60th Bn., 15th Bde. 17/12/1916 17.12.16
Wedderick, Jack 01/04/1918
Sgt. Westaway, L. In Fovant with GSW to knee. Returned to France, KIA 14.8.17
Wheat, Soccer.
Pte Willcock, Fredrick 16th Railway Coy (ALRO) 01/01/1917
Pte. Williams, H.J. AIF 3rd Command Depot 24/05/1918
Williams, Ivor 21st Bn. AIF Diary describing Xmas Day 1917
Sgt. Wilson, J. 50th Bn. AIF AWM photo Dry Canteen
Pte. Winter, H.M. South Aust. Field Ambulance Article in Adelaide Advertiser.
Sgt. Wise, A. 48th Bn. AIF AWM photo of instructors of 4th Div. Sig. Orderly Rm. Staff. 18.12.18.
Woods, H.J. 31st Bn. AIF won at quoits

Concert parties

We were lucky to be given three printed programmes for concerts held in the Camps. The men had many entertainments provided by professionals of varying degrees of talent but they also enjoyed providing their own. Indeed, they delighted in forming Concert Parties of their own which travelled to other camps and once to a theatre in Salisbury.

Rank Name Unit Notes
Pte Arnold No 3 Command Band March 1918
Pte Beale No 3 Command Band soloist with The 'Kangaroos'.
Pte. Cantle   A lightning caricature sketch
Sgt. Chappell, C.L.   Sang 'God Send you Back To Me'
Gnr. Gordon   Sang 'Because'
Capt Jeffreys   'Kangaroos' musical director
Sgt. Joyce, C.S.   Mess President, address of Welcome.
Bandmaster Kennedy   Director of orchestra
Pte. Kershaw, J.   Sang 'Down Vauxhall Way' & A monologue, 'Story of a Tin Tack'
Pte. Langford, Roy   Rag Melody, Overture & accompanist
Cpl. Loveless, A.R.   Sang 'The Aviator' & 'Sergeant of The Lines'
Sgt. Makins, A.J.   Sang 'Let the Great Big World Keep Turning'
Pte McFarlane   soloist with 'Kangaroos'
Sgt. Odgers, V.P.   Recitation 'Snakes' & sang a patriotic Song ' Homeland'
Sgt. Paget, R.   Sang a selection
S/Sgt. Ross, W.L.   Rag, 'Dancing in New Orleans'. Sang humorous duet 'Four and Nine' with Lt Vaughan
  Thomson, Fred 28th Bn. AIF Letters/DD Clarkson, uncle to Jim
  Thomson, Jim 28th Bn. AIF Letters/DDClarkson, nephew to Fred
Lt. Vaughan, K.E.   Sang 'Fritz' and 'Four and Nine' with Sgt Ross & OC of the 'Owl' Pierrot Troupe
Sgt. Wheeler, E.   Sang 'My Dreams' & 'Mountains Of Mourne'
Pte Wilkins   'Kangaroo' Concert Party, violin

Other people mentioned on Programmes

Rank Name Notes
BSM Clarke, B.A. Chairman of Committee
Sgt. Dinning, H.W. Committee

Hospital patients

The hospitals were staffed by Army Medical Service personnel as well as local people some of whom were trained by the combined Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance known as Volunteer Aid Detachment or VADs. For more information on the staff see the Military hospitals/Hospital staff page.

No. Rank Name Unit Notes
3755 Pte Anderson, William Henry AIF 19/06/1918   Hurdcott after wounding in France.
    Birchmore, George 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group.
    Blott, "Ranji"   17/07/1918   Hospital patient.
  Cpl. Brown, F.T.   Letters in Manchester Uni From Fovant Hosp. Is he British or Australian?
  LCpl. Cave, H.J. 1st Bn. AIF A Patient in Oct 1917
7427 Pte. Darby, Rupert Clarence 28th Bn. AIF *Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.* Died of broncho-pneumonia on 13.8.18, aged 19 years.
  Gnr. Duffell, William John (Jack) 1st Aust. Field Artillery Bde. Gassed and spent 8 months at Fovant and Hurdcott. (See 'Soldier Boy' by Gilbert Mant)
  Spr. Gibson, Joseph Lobb 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group.
  Sgt. Hill, Laurie 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group
  Spr. Hill MM, James Charles 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo Group
    Kirk, Fred C.T.       admitted with Bronchitis and pleurisy
1855 Pte. Kirkbride, Clarence Arthur 43rd Bn. AIF Adm Fovant (influ) disch to 11 Training Batt 5.11.17. to 10 Tr Batt 19.12.17. to France 4.7.19. to Hurdcott for demob died 1929 Glenelg, SA
2450 Pte. Le Tisser, Algin 57th Bn. AIF AWM photo.
  Capt Littlejohn, E.J. Aust. Army Medical Corps 22/06/1917   signed G.S. Edwards' medical discharge
    Mann, 'Splinter' 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group
  Sgt. McGrath, William Leslie   Gassed and was admitted to Fovant
    Menke, Bob 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group
  Maj Moodie, C.C. Aust. Army Medical Corps 22/06/1917   signed G.S.Edwards' medical discharge
  Pte Orr, Jack   02/02/1918   Admitted with pneumonia.
  Pte Page, Fredrick   21/05/1918   admitted with pneumonia
    Pattison, Ack O. 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group
  Pte Phillips, F.L.   24/05/1918   Admitted with trench fever.
  Pte Pitty, W.C.   09/12/1918   Admitted with pneumonia
66343 Pte. Ridgeway 57th Bn. AIF Identified in AWM photo
  Pte. Seabrook, John Bassit (Jack)   Adm. 12.8.18, disc. 4.9.18
    Simmons, C. 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group.
    Simpson, C. 1st Aust. Div. Signal Co. AWM photo, group.
61217 Pte. Thurman AAMS Identified as a patient in AWM photo.

War Graves at Barford St Martin

A small group of WW I graves in the old Cemetery on the right under the railway bridge. 1 British and 3 Australian.

No. Rank Name Unit Died Notes
4484 Cpl. Anderson, Walter 8th Field Co. Eng. 05/10/18 Died of sickness
4050 Pte. Dodd, Franklin 32nd Bn. AIF 31/01/17 Died of sickness
5443 Pte. Greenway, William 54th Bn. AIF 30/06/18 Aka John Smith
5443 Pte. Smith, John 54th Bn. AIF 30/06/18 Aka William Greenway

War Graves at Baverstock

These graves can be found in the Churchyard of St Edith’s. 3 British and 28 Australian

No. Rank Name Unit Died Aged Notes or Commemoration
4333 Pte. Albertson, G.W.P. 30th Bn. AIF 26/02/17 25  
325 CQMS Andrews, A.M. (Monty) 53rd Bn. AIF 17/03/17 21 Accidently killed near Salisbury. Stone cross erected by the Sergeants of the 14th NSW Training Battery
4253 Pte. Baxter, T. 31st Bn. AIF 08/03/17 23 *As the ivy clings to the oak our memory clings to thee.*
2240 Pte. Biglands, J.R. 32nd Bn. AIF 01/02/17 29 *Whatever joy or grief be ours dear Jack we will always think of you.*
4517 Pte. Clarke, P.J. 32nd Bn. AIF 14/03/17 31 *Greater love hath no man than this*
4518 Pte. Cowie, A.I. 30th Bn. AIF 03/03/17 30 *The supreme sacrifice*
4033 Pte. Cummings, M. 31st Bn. AIF 13/04/17 24 *Thy will be done*
4520 Pte. Davies, T.L. 32nd Bn. AIF 07/03/17 20 *In memory of our dear son his loving parents, Lameroo, S.A.*
2897 Pte. Elphick, S.H. 55th Bn. AIF 01/02/17 23 *To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die*
3806 Pte. Fitzgerald, L.H. 32nd Bn. AIF 12/01/17 28  
4261 Pte. Forster, P. 30th Bn. AIF 17/02/17 25  
4539 Pte. Fowlie, G. 30th Bn. AIF 25/02/17 31  
3917 Pte. Gibson, A.S.D. 31st Bn. AIF 07/01/17 40  
4364 Pte. Grey, Robert Hugh 30th Bn. AIF 02/03/17 30  
4315 Pte. Hayes, C. 29th Bn. AIF 14/02/17 36  
803 Pte. Kennedy, F.D.J. 2nd Bn. AIF 23/09/18 21 *In loving memory of Don from sisters May, Ivy, Myrtle, Laurel*
4174 Pte. Kenny, M. 29th Bn. AIF 14/01/17 42  
763 Pte. Mashford, Cyril Claud Australian TM. Battery 24/02/17 24 *Some time, some day our eyes shall see the face we hold in memory.*
2951 Pte. McIntosh, D. 53rd Bn. AIF 10/02/17 24  
4581 Pte. McKellar, W.C.G.M. 29th Bn. AIF 16/04/17 44 *He left his home, his all, to serve at his country's call. Perfect Peace.*
4598 Pte. Parkin, F.J. 29th Bn. AIF 26/03/17 40 *While he lies in silent sleep his memory we will always keep.*
3458 Pte. Phillips, H.R. 55th Bn. AIF 05/06/18 18 *Responsive to his country's call he gave his life , his best, his all.*
4395 Pte. Price, W.G. 30th Bn. AIF 02/03/17 22 *Sadly missed and deeply mourned by those who loved him dearly.*
4593 Pte. Pye, A. 30th Bn. AIF 22/02/17 24 *Rest in Peace*
2974 Pte. Reidy, P. 58th Bn. AIF 02/02/18 36 Served as Wilson. R
2143 Pte. Renwick, A. 34th Bn. AIF 13/01/17 33  
2582 LCpl. Roach, T. 36th Bn. AIF 21/01/18 30  
2974 Pte. Wilson, R. 58th Bn. AIF 02/02/18 36 See Reidy
  Pte. Woolsey, F.A. 30th Bn. AIF 22/02/17 48  

War Graves at Compton Chamberlayne

These graves are in dedicated ground in the middle of the village. 5 British and 29 Australian

No. Rank Name Unit Died Aged Notes or Commemoration
2675 Pte. Amoore, Phillip Walter 58th Bn. AIF 03/02/17 41 (Served as HAYWOOD). Son of Albert Hastings Amoore and Harriet Amoore; husband of E. M. Amoore, of 5, Willow St., Essendon.
3764 Pte. Arnold, Willian Joseph 31st Bn. AIF 02/07/18    
3712 Pte. Cass, Thomas 10th Bn. AIF 17/08/18 23  
1818 Pte. Cook, Joseph Edwin Infantry, AIF. 06/12/16 35 *He lived for others first, Mother sisters and brother, second country*
55821 Pte. Dreckow, Alfred Alwin 32 Bn. AIF 19/10/18 23 *In loving memory of the dearly loved son of Mrs Dreckow, Cleve.*
58787 Pte. Evans, Allen Earnest Australian Reinforcement 20/10/17 19 *Called to higher service*
2911 Pte. Ferrow, Charles William Infantry, AIF. 28/02/17 45 *In loving memory of my dear husband. May he rest in peace.*
3058 Pte. Finn, Walter Richard Infantry, AIF. 13/05/18 22 *One of the best God could send, beloved by all, a faithful friend*
2614 Pte. Gilbert, William Infantry, AIF. 24/12/16 27 *Have mercy upon him Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.*
2675 Pte. Haywood, W. Alias 03/02/17   *His own He never can forsake nor leave alone.* ALIAS means what it says as the CWGC advises 'see Amoore the true family name'
3164 Pte. Howard, James Infantry, AIF. 18/03/17 18  
2075 Pte. Jones, Evan Infantry, AIF. 08/12/16 27 *Efe a brydfertha y rhai llednab*
1666 Sgt. Knowles, P.R. 9th Aust. Light TM Batt. 30/01/18 23 *Thy will be done*
2450 Pte. Le Tisser, Algin 57th Bn. AIF 19/12/16 23 AWM photo. "Lead Kindly light"
2736 LSgt. McCarthy, Horace William Infantry, AIF. 08/05/18 27 *Asleep in Jesus.*
9956 Dvr. Oliver, Allison Hope Australian Field Artillery 22/03/18 25 *In loving memory*
3462 Pte. Park, William Joseph 60th Bn. AIF 23/09/17 18 *One of Australia's youthful heroes*
4900 LCpl. Piarman, Alexander George Infantry, AIF. 26/11/16 31 *Nay, not dead but passed to higher service still*
1725 Pte. Riley, William Earnest 60th Bn. AIF 22/05/17    
1933A Pte. Ross, Sydney 18th Bn. AIF 31/05/18 28 *There's a link death cannot sever, loving remembrance lasts forever*
  Capt. Sillar, Roy Allen AAMC 30/06/18 23 Died of injuries accidentally received aged 23 years. Loved second son of J.W. & A.I. Sillar, Dubbo, NSW, Aust
1995 Pte. Skipper, Thomas James 51st Bn. AIF 07/01/18 45 (at Fovant) "Though comparatively little I did my best"
2249 Pte. Snell, William Charles Infantry, AIF. 16/03/17 40 *Sadly missed.*
1723 Cpl. Trengrove, John Henry Infantry, AIF. 27/04/18 38  
3245 Pte. Tull, C. Infantry, AIF. 16/03/17    
2772 Pte. Turnbull, I.J. Infantry, AIF. 27/04/17    
2998 Pte. Turner, Sidney Harold Infantry, AIF. 25/11/18 35 *Till we meet again."
3462 Pte. Wehrmann, John Thomas 32nd Bn. AIF 03/11/17 28 *Until the morn breaks and the shadows flee away.*
3502 Pte. White, Thomas Henry William Infantry, AIF. 25/03/17 21 *Mother loved you dear Tom,a heart that never shall forget you. Mother*

War Graves at Fovant

St George’s Church graveyard holds 60 War Graves for both British and Australian soldiers. Many visitors come from ‘Down under’, one lady bringing a gum leaf to lay on each Australian grave. 17 British and 43 Australian.

No. Rank Name Unit Died Aged Notes or Commemoration
2049 Cpl. Andrews, J.E. Australian Field Artillery 02/02/19 28 *Peace, perfect peace.*
5547 Cpl. Arthur, T.E. 28th Bn. AIF 02/12/16 41  
62066 Pte. Batten, N. 43rd Bn. AIF 10/11/18 19 *All that it meant to lose him only our sad hearts know. Mother.*
953 Pte. Birthisel, M. 23rd Bn. AIF 05/02/19 43  
14491 Gnr. Brown, Thomas Hugh Australian Field Artillery 10/11/18 20 *Dearly loved son of Margaret and the late Hugh Donald Brown. at rest.* War Grave, letter from cousin.
4449 Pte. Burden, R.E. 46th Bn. AIF   25  
34 Cpl. Burns, G. Australian Army Postal Corps 17/10/17 26 *In memory of the dear friend of T.Scott & Agnes Cullen, N.S.W.*
  Gnr. Carter, F.H.C. Australian Field Artillery 09/02/19 24 *He dared, he endured, he died for us. greater love hath no man*
1844 Pte. Chappel, N. 4th Australian Pioneers 07/05/17 27  
235 Pte. Cobbing, J.H.E. Australian Machine Gun Corps.   25  
3284 Pte. Coleman, W. 36th Bn. AIF 20/11/17 34  
2212 Pte. Curnow, D. 5th Aust. Pioneers 06/09/17 30  
7427 Pte. Darby, Rupert Clarence 28th Bn. AIF 13/08/18 19 *Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.* Died of broncho-pneumonia on 13.8.18, aged 19 years.
1733 Dvr. Duggan, P.J. Australian Field Artillery 29/01/19 34 *As he lived so he died our Anzac hero.*
6318 Pte. Edge, R.R. 27th Bn. AIF 04/04/18 45  
55915 Pte. Fox, S. 43rd Bn. AIF   34 *Beloved son of R.T.Fox of Alberton S.A*
7179 Pte. Gardner, F.L. 17th Bn. AIF 07/03/18 26 *In memory of the dearly loved son of Mr & Mrs A.L.Gardner of Bondi.*
3526 Pte. Gleadhill, D.W.     36  
2816 Pte. Gower, B. 40th Bn. AIF 28/03/17 21  
  2/Lt. Gray, A.E. Australian Reinforcement   29 *Dearly beloved husband of Esme. loving father of Keith.*
3953 Pte. Greig, A.T. 1st Aust. Pioneers 22/07/17 22  
2829 Cpl. Harris, C.V. 4th Australian Pioneers 02/02/19 24  
5600 Pte. Hartley, J. 28th Bn. AIF 02/12/16 42  
2004 Pte. Hill, H.E. 60th Bn. AIF   29 *A thought from his loved ones in Australia in memory of Hector Ernest Hill, sadly missed. death takes the loved one from our home, but never from our hearts.*
4031 Pte. Jones, G.E. 51st Bn. AIF 04/11/18 29 *Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends.*
5403 Pte. Jones, T. 7th Bn. AIF 02/11/18 32  
56181 Pte. Loudon, R.A. 43rd Bn. AIF   29 *In loving memory, Father, Mother & sisters*
2442A Pte. Mann, E.G. 4th Australian Pioneers   37 *At rest, his duty done.*
54715 Pte. Mcilrick, E.R. 35th Bn. AIF   20 *Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to thy cross I cling.*
19332 Bty Pnr Sgt Oliver, W. Australian Field Artillery   28 *Greater love hath no man than this. A soldier and man.*
263 Spr. Roberts, L     28 *Not forgotten of his loved ones at home*
2240 Pte. Sharpe, K.C. 3rd Aust. Pioneers 08/11/18 27 *Till we meet again.*
927 Pte. Shearing, Tom E. AIF Medical 10th Bn. Aust Infantry 26/11/19 25 *The dearly beloved son of Mr & Mrs Shearing of Bagdad Tasmania.* Died 26th Nov 1919, buried in Fovant. Family still live in Bagdad Tasmania.
2667   Simpson, R. 4th Australian Pioneers 16/05/17 41 *He died for truth and freedom.*
2232 Pte. Smith, A.E. 26th Bn. AIF   25  
2915 Pte. Smith, J.T. 38th Bn. AIF 24/03/17 50  
6895 Pte. Symons, W.H. 27th Bn. AIF   24 *Forever with the Lord. in loving memory of our dear son.*
54772 Pte. Trenear, P.J. 35th Bn. AIF   19 *The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. The Lord be with him.*
3662 Pte. Watt, L. 28th Bn. AIF 01/11/17 46 *Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 1 Tim*
773 Pte. Webb, H.E.     28 *Have mercy upon him O Lord, and let Thy light shine upon him.*
18994 Pte. Whitton, R.A.     38 *He lives with us in memory still & will for ever more.*
2823 Gnr. Woodger, J. Australian Field Artillery 31/10/18 32  
1992 Cpl. Wright, J. 41st Bn. AIF 28/03/18 22 *He gave his life for the sake of his home and country.*

War Graves at Bishopstone

No. Rank Name Unit Died Aged Notes or Commemoration
  Pte Dibben, John Allan 32nd Bn. AIF 01/11/1916   War Grave in Bishopstone cemetery
6606 Pte Walker, C.V. 9th Trg Bn. 01/02/1917   Died. Brass plaque in Bishopstone church

Click on the links below to find two stories relating to the Australian presence in the Camps:

The Rev. Dymond Peel
A Boy in a Bag

January 2008

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