Melcombe Regis Cemetery


On Monday 25th August 2014 we visited the Melcombe Regis Cemetery in Weymouth, Dorset, England.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, Melcombe Regis Cemetery contains 142 graves from the First World War, scattered in the general cemetery. 83 of these are for Australian servicemen. John Thomas Smith, from Wellington, who died of wounds, is the only Coo-ee buried in this cemetery (in the south west corner).

The photograph below shows John Thomas Smith’s headstsone (2nd from left in centre) at Melcombe Regis Cemetery.

Melcombe Regis Cemetery (Photograph: S & H Thompson 25/8/2014)

Melcombe Regis Cemetery (Photograph: S & H Thompson 25/8/2014)

A photograph of the headstone on John Thomas Smith’s grave will be added to his individual blog entry, and form part of a Roll of Honour for the fallen Coo-ees on this blog, after our return to Australia.

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