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Codford St. Mary Village Gallery

Parish Church of St. Mary

St. Mary Gallery St. Mary Interior Gallery St. Mary Churchyard Gallery St. Mary New Churchyard Gallery (Temporary Gallery)
St. Mary New Churchyard Gallery (Permanent) St. Mary New Churchyard Survey    


Rectors List 1297-2004  Incumbents List 1550-1816      News Articles 1843-1844
Consecration of Codford St. Mary 1844 Memorials of the Parish 1844 Rev. H. F. Crockett 1861
Rectory Appointments 1861-1868 Charles Hinton 1890  

Church Memorials

1785 & 1844 - John & Elizabeth Ingram 1785 & 1844 Joshua Winter 1816 Jacobus Ingram 1844
Ann Webster - Chair 1844 Ann & Rev. George Mountjoy Webster 1844 & 1861 Henry Lush 1848
Johannes Gulielmus Hammond 1868 Charles Notley 1904 Emma J. Russell & Elizabeth B. Ward 1910
Edward H. Aston 1923 James Charles Fleming - Lamp 1933 Canon Cyril Henry Meyrick 1951

Anzac & Codford St. Mary New Cemetery

Cemetery Gallery (Temporary Gallery)              Cemetery Survey 

Parish Register Transcripts



Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1654-1997
Marriages 1654-2003
Burials 1654-1934
Records available from Other Sources


Buildings and Land

Domesday Book                Dangerous Bridge 1861                Wiltshire Cottage Improvement Society - Repair of 3 Cottages 1951

Listed Buildings

Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest.

There are no buildings in this part of the village within this category

Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest.

Church of St. Mary

Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest.
Cottage East Codford Farmhouse Lodge Middle Farmhouse
Milepost About 1 Mile South East of Codford St. Mary Old Rectory St. Mary's Cottage  

Property for Auction, Let or Sale

Stockton House Furniture for Sale 1906 & 1920                 Boyton Manor for Rent 1913


Crime and Legal Matters

Biggs v. White & Another 1823 Sarah Wheeler - Arson 1831 Committed to Old Bridewell, Devizes 1835
Michael Brick - Driving Fine 1907 Boyton Manor Theft 1950  

Crime Reports 




Post Office Telephone 1940


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index




Wiltshire Society

George Herbert Humphries 1883                    Stanley Richard Simper 1910


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Chapel of the Holy Cross

In 1317, Sir Oliver de Ingham, the lord of the manor, was granted permission by Edward II to provide two acres of land in Crouchland to Henry de Marey Marsh. Henry was a chaplain and hermit who then built a chapel & hermitage. The boundary of the hermitage adjoined the churchyard and was supposedly marked by two yew trees. Two wooden candlesticks in St. Mary's Church are made of wood from one of these ancient yews.

Congregational Church

The Independent meeting was founded by Thomas Haytor, with services held in the open air, in cottages and in the barn of Mr Rebbeck. A malt house was fitted up for worship in 1798. A chapel, with schoolroom and adjoining manse was opened on 2nd November, 1811 with Samuel Devenish as the dissenting minister. This became a Congregational Church in 1813.     Further information.


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851           1861           1871           1881          1891           1901          1911

Inquest Reports

Inquest Report on an Unknown Man 1832                 Inquest Report on Elizabeth Alford 1845                 Inquest Report on Samuel Ford 1905 

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772                Poll Book 1865

Family Notices

1800-1849          1900-1949

General People Items

Jew Bill Thrown Out in House of Lords 1853


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Reward for Thomas Sparey & James Topp Leaving Families Chargeable to Parish 1837



Inquisitions Post Mortem

Edward Mompesson 1632                John Toppe 1633                  John Topp 1640


War, Conflict & Military Matters 

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Military Burial of Neal McCourt 1876                  Brig. General Russell Maynard M.B.E. 1988

Anzac Day Services

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces ANZAC – Australian & New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War.          On 25th April, 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers – ANZACS, formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula, in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied Navies. At the end of 1915, the allied forces were evacuated. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli and the events that followed had a profound impact on Australians & New Zealanders at home. The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.          Anzac Day today is a national day of remembrance which commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.               Anzac Day Gallery

In Memory of Anzac Soldiers 2001 Tributes to Anzac Soldiers 2004 Anzac Day Salute to Fallen Heroes 2013
Anzac Day Service 2014 Diplomat Visits Codford 2014 Anzac Day Commemoration 2015
Anzac Day Service 2015 Remembering the Great War Anzacs 2015 New Zealand Soldier Remembered 2015

General Information Relating to Australian Servicemen in WWI 

Abbreviations used in Australian Service Records Disposal Order of Medals of Deceased Australian Soldiers
Headstone Costs of Australian Imperial Forces Imperial War Graves Commission Pamphlet on Cemetery & Memorial Registers
Influenza Epidemic Medical Classifications for Wounded & Sick Australian Soldiers
No Photographs of Permanent A.I.F. Headstones  

Boer War 

Casualty - Edwin George Ovens 1871-1900

Word War I

Hints About Food In War Time 1914                  Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                    St. Mary Roll of Honour 1914-1918               

Casualties of WWI
Harold Roy Bowden 1918 William Cooper 1914 Reginald Davis 1917
William Arthur John Davis 1918 Walter Feltham 1917 George Fenn 1915
George Elliot Grant 1918 Albert Frank Johnson 1918 Charles Edward Jones 1916
Ernest Marsh 1916 Kei Marsh 1916 James McEwan 1915
Henry George Penny 1915 Arthur Charles Pond 1918 Ernest George Poolman 1916
Herbert Poolman 1918 Archie Arthur Portingale 1917 Walter George Portingale 1918
George Pretty 1916 William Pretty 1915
Sidney Randall 1915
Albert Edgar Read 1918 Alexander Coverdale Short 1916 Arthur Francis Simper 1916
Willie Smith 1916 Albert Frederick Ward 1915  Cecil Whitehead 1916

Codford ANZAC Military Cemetery

A Military Cemetery was established by deed of gift as the "Military Burial Ground", with a small part reserved for future burials from the parish and is located near St. Mary's church.

The "ANZAC" Military Cemetery, established by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, contains the graves of 31 Australian soldiers from WWI, 66 New Zealand soldiers from WWI and 1 Welsh Guards soldier from WWII. It is the second largest ANZAC cemetery located in England, the largest New Zealand war grave cemetery in the U.K.  

Edwin Beattie 1917 Thomas George Bickley 1917 Harold Vincent Brooks 1917 Albert James Button 1916
Oscar Cameron 1918 William Rea Cathcart 1917 Frank James Cattermole 1918 Thomas William Chilton 1918
Sydney James Clarke 1918 Percy Francis Connelly 1917 Arthur John Couchman 1917 John Richard Flanagan 1917
Harry David Fletcher 1917 Thomas Michael Gorman 1917 Albert Arthur Harris 1917 Harry Holder 1917
Clarence Albert Jennings 1918 Lawrence Kinane 1917 John Macintosh Adamson Lessells alias Morton 1917 James Charles Patrick McGrath 1917
David Edward McGregor 1917 Gabriel McIlroy 1917 Thomas Ernest Osborne 1916 Alfred Henry Parkinson 1917
Frank Nicholas Patience 1917 Alexander Pollock 1919 Richard Charles Gladstone Ryan 1916; Michael Smith 1916
Henry Thomas Stratford 1918 James Thomas Williams 1917 Charles Ziesler 1918   
Mick Smith - A Son of the Bush

Extract from an article written for The Forbes Advocate, NSW, Australia on 23rd February, 1917 by Sergeant-Major G. W. Brownhill:

Mick Smith no doubt in his thoughts before leaving the sunny shores of Australia pictured many possibilities of his career as a soldier, but it is almost safe to say that there never crept into his mind, even a suggestion of the grand military funeral that one day in December would make its solemn way through the little English village of Codford, with the body of Mick Smith on the gun carriage, covered over with the Union Jack. ........ And old Mick Smith is in a lonely, and soon to be untended grave, 13,000 or 14,000 miles from his Australian home. 

Thankfully the people of Codford have made sure that these Soldiers are remembered!  See Australian Buried in the Anzac Cemetery for more information on Michael Smith

British Burials in the Anzac Cemetery

Alfred James Darch 1916           Christopher Thomas Brown 1942

New Zealand Burials in the Anzac Cemetery
William Michael Aiken 1919 William Allen Francis Lignori Alley
Edward James Boland Walter Edward Bourke Frederick Henry Browning
Vincent John Byrne John Charleston John Delaney
  William Patrick Dunne 1918  
Charles Edward Stuart Elton Edward Foster David Freitas
William Garlick William Gilmour Alfred George Glastonbury
Alexander John Griffin William George Guthrie Hona Hape
Charles John Harvey Charles William Hayes Daniel Hayes
Francis Arthur Holland Arthur Holmes Job Jefferies
Benjamin Stevens Jordan Bertie Ernest Kearse Thomas Walker Kearse
John Bodley Kelland Frederick Charles Keys  
Walter Edward King Joseph Magee Archibald James Maley
Gordon McDonald James William McDonnell 1918 Claude McEnteer
James Malcolm McFarlane James McLeod William McMullan
Oswald Alan Mincher Francis Robert Moody John Moore
Frank Kemp Morris Archibald John Nicolson Graham Wakefield O'Connor
Patrick Thomas O'Neill Thomas Patrick Perwick Zell Eric Ivon Pilkington
William Protheroe Charles Salisbury John George Saville
Michael Sexton Alexander Davidson Shaw 1917 Bertram Onslow Stevenson
Thomas Telford Samuel Thomas Charles Tombs
Harry Edward Tucker John Wade William Richard Wakelin
Walter Robert Watson William James Westerby Alexander George Whitelaw
Bertram Winterburn Andrew Anderson Wishart 1917  
WWI Casualties with Parish Connections

Gilbert Shoemark 1915



Albert Ben Sheppard 1944           Thomas Robert Stacey 1945               


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