Market Lavington Museum

Museum AGM

Join us for this years AGM which will include a talk by Martin Brown FSA MCIfA Archaeologist.

From Market Lavington to Messines

The images of Australian troops parading in Market Lavington are well known but what do we know of these men? Where did they come from to take part in this morale booster, and where did they go at the end of the day?
In this lecture, Martin Brown will explore the training of the soldiers who paraded in the market place and follow them into action at the Battle of Messines in 1917. Martin’s presentation will include the results of archaeological excavations at Larkhill, which he managed, and from research at Ploegsteert in Belgium, which he led. The presentation will also include the stories of a number of the Anzacs, including the process of identifying one of the missing.