During the First World War, and for a short time afterwards, soldiers from the Commonwealth were stationed in the camps around Salisbury Plain. Meningitis and influenza were common and spread amongst the soldiers. Many were transferred to Salisbury Isolation Hospital and some who died there were buried in the churchyard at St Lawrence Church. Their graves are cared for by the War Graves Commission.
This year, in line with previous Anzac Day traditions in Stratford sub Castle, the Aborigine flag will fly from the church tower and the graves of the 26 Australian and 5 New Zealand soldiers will be decorated with springs of rosemary -
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember;"
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
More information and images about Anzac Day here: https://www.stratfordsubcastle.org.uk/anzac-day
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