The Somersets 1914 – 1917 – a story in 3 markers

The Somersets 1914 – 1917 – a story in 3 markers

The 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, or The Somersets, as they were commonly known, were an Old Contemptible Battalion that were present at most of the significant events on the Western Front but who seem to have left behind few reminders of their time there....
Weeting, St Mary’s Church, Norfolk

Weeting, St Mary’s Church, Norfolk

Victor Malt Location: St Mary’s Church, Weeting, Norfolk, IP27 0QY Details on cross: Illegible GRU tag at top of shaft, with very faint painted KSLI badge beneath. Diamond shaped metal plate with painted legend Aucto splendore resurgo. In memory of 11648 Sgt V Malt MM...
Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

Thomas Sayle Corlett The Cross is held by: Manx National Heritage Eiraght Ashoonagh Vannin Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY www.manxnationalheritage.im Marked with a GRU tag the marker is contained in a perspex case and on display. It appears to be a...
Crondall – All Saints, Hampshire

Crondall – All Saints, Hampshire

James Windsor Lewis Location: Crondall, Hampshire Details on cross: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF (diagonally painted) Lieut: James Windsor Lewis 1st Bn Welsh Guards (LATE 19th HUSSARS) KILLED IN ACTION 6-6-16 (diagonally painted) Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags,...
East Stratton – All Saints Church, Hampshire

East Stratton – All Saints Church, Hampshire

Frederick Thomas Newman Location: All Saints Church, East Stratton, Hampshire, SO21 3DU Details on cross: In Memory Of No. 116689 Gr Newman. F. 11th Hvy. R.G.A Killed In action 9/10/17 R.I.P.   Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Hand painted Cross...
Headbourne Worthy – St Swithuns, Hampshire

Headbourne Worthy – St Swithuns, Hampshire

JAMES CHARLES MARJORIBANKS HUNT Location: St Swithun’s church, Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire, SO23 7JW Details on cross: Sacred to the Memory of Lieut J.C.M. Hunt “B” Batt. 47 Brigade RFA Killed In Action Aug: 10 1916     Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags,...