ST9738 : The Rising Sun behind Stockton House

taken 10 years ago, near to Codford st Mary, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Rising Sun behind Stockton House
The Rising Sun behind Stockton House
On the left of the hillside behind Stockton House can be seen the Rising Sun badge, the emblem of the Australian armed forces who were garrisoned in the area during the First World War. Their headquarters was then at Stockton House, and it was the idea of the garrison commander to carve a visible Australian mark on the English countryside. This emblem of the Australian Imperial Force as they were then known, was carved by Australian troops during their sojourn in the area, whilst awaiting embarkation to fight in France. A full account of the Anzac presence in the area during this time, is on two notice boards on the road opposite Stockton house.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 February, 2008
Category
Carving   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9770 3872 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.8642N 2:2.0556W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9758 3862
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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