Queensland faces behind the headstones at St Mary's Churchyard Cemetery in Harefield, UK
With news just out of England that the Anzac War Graves in St Mary's Churchyard Cemetery in Harefield, Middlesex were thoughtlessly vandalised for the second time this year, it's important to reflect on the lives of those Australian soldiers interred in each grave. Behind each headstone is a story of bravery and ultimately sacrifice, leaving behind family and friends to mourn their loss. The cemetery contains the graves of 112 Australia soldiers (including one nurse), who were treated at the nearby Harefield Hospital. Here are the faces of some of the Queenslanders who are interred at St Mary's Churchyard Cemetery.
Oscar Harold Jones (enlisted in Brisbane)
Date of Death - 23/06/1918
Age - 25
Rank - Private with Australian Army Medical Corps 13th Field Ambulance
Son of George Edward Richard and Elizabeth Ann Jones, of Oxley, Queensland
Charles Herbert West (enlisted in Rockhampton)
Date of death - 05/11/1918
Age - 27
Rank - Gunner with Australian Field Artillery, 2nd Div. Ammunition Col.
Son of William and Alice M. Lingley, of Muckadilla Hotel, Muckadilla, Queensland