CWG in graveyard and Ypres statue

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Reference WMO218475

Address:

St John Baptist church,

Church lane

Broughton

Preston

England

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Type: Other
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: the graves are CWG's details of the Ypres statue are on the inscription
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'this figure part of a crucifix wrecked by German shells was found in 1916 amongst the ruins of the monastery of Ypres by men of the 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who were billeted by the magazine there. It was handed over the Major General A.R.C.Houghton the company commander who ultimately brought it home. It is referred to in Tilsley's book 'Other Ranks'.'

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