A memorial service at Leighterton cemetery, Gloucestershire, where the bodies of those members of ...

Unit Australian Flying Corps
Places
Accession Number D00118
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Gloucestershire, Leighterton
Date made 19 November 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A memorial service at Leighterton cemetery, Gloucestershire, where the bodies of those members of the 1st Wing, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), who have died, or been killed on service, are buried. The whole wing was paraded and marched to the cemetery, where a service was conducted by the Wing Chaplain, Major Keith Dixon Norman. The graves were covered with beautiful wreaths, kindly sent by Mr and Mrs Lowsley Williams of Chavenage. The aircrew cadets wearing a white cap band are being trained as pilots and observers. There is one Australian flag with the Union Jack hanging on the pulpit and one Australian flag on the flagpole.