Battlefield Cross


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Reference WMO250443

Address:

St Mary's Church

Bow Road

London

E3 3AH

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Battlefield (wooden) cross
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A simple wooden battlefield cross from the Battle of Loos, fought in September/October 1915. This records the names of 13 men who died in the fighting and were hastily and temporarily interred near where they fell. The cross was brought back to England after the war and presented to the church. The cross was originally given to the nearby church of St. Stephen’s which was the battalion church for the 17th London Regiment.. This was destroyed in the Second World War and the cross was moved to St Mary
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GRU Stamps read: Memor[ial] No.3 In Memory Of The N.C.O.s & Men Of The 17TH London Regiment Att’d 22nd London Regiment Killed in Action 27-10-15 At the bottom of the box frame there is a brass plaque which reads: “This cross originally standing over a common grave at Loos was presented by the War Graves Commission to The Old Comrades Association 17th London Regiment (Tower Hamlets Rifles) who have placed it in this church.

474 Sergt. H.E. Robinson      2972 Cpl. G. Hamp     2949 RFN P.H. Clarke 2512 RFN W.H. Reynolds      2912 RFN A.F. Wells      3068 RFN V.Turpin 1390 RFN B. Parnes     2562 RFN A,F, Short      1650 RFN A.Reynolds 3476 RFN H.Towel       4797 RFN J. Ackland      4875 RFN R.E.Ward [1]617 RFN A. Warmlaighton

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