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FOVANT (ST. GEORGE) CHURCHYARD

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 64 Find these casualties
  • Region Wiltshire
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.06527, Longitude: -2.00597

History information

During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards. There was a 600 bed hutted military hospital at Fovant during the First World War, and the concentration of Australian depots and training camps in the area is reflected in the 63 First World War burials in this churchyard. The war graves form two groups, one west of the church and the other at the east end. There is also one burial of the Second World War.