The Fovant Badges, Wiltshire

The Fovant Badges, Wiltshire
Photograph taken June 1998 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 18037/07

Thousands of soldiers were stationed in training camps near to the village of Fovant, Wiltshire during the 1914-1918 war. In memory of those who died on the battlefields, many regiments created replica cap badges on the adjacent chalk downs by turf cutting and infilling with chalk. Although many badges have not survived, several were recently restored and are now Scheduled Ancient Monuments.


Wiltshire Fovant


World War One (1914 - 1919)



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