Died in the No 3 NZGeneral Hospital at Codford of bronchitis and heart failure.
The ANZAC Connection
Dring WWI a large number of ANZAC soldiers (from Australia and New Zealand) were based near Codford. The influx began when the New Zealand Command select Codford as a base for soldiers who were evacuated from the tenches but were not yet fit to resume fighting.
Large numbers of the ANZAC soldiers died in the severe outbreak of flu that struck Britain in 1918/19. A special ANZAVC burial ground was consecrated for these soldiers, in a wooded spot just across Church Lane from the St Mary's church. This is the second-largest ANZAC cemetery in the UK, with the graves of 66 New Zealanders and 31 Australians marked by neat rows of gravestones. There is also a single WWII burial.