Unknown British Soldier

Location: Boys & Girls Memorial Hall, Lesley Close, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LX

Details on cross:


Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): It has no markings or GRU tags.

Other information
Mounting to wall: over the entrance door inside the hall high up there is a wooden grave marking cross.

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Dark Wood

Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): In good condition.

Notes and observations:

It has an old notice under it explaining what it is and about the hall. The hall is not the original hall and this is mentioned in the text but the notice on the outside looks to be from the old hall. The sign accompanying the cross reads

” This wooden cross once marked the grave of a Bexley solder killed in action in France during the Great War of 1914-18.

It was dedicated by the Vicar of Bexley, the Rev Charles Moore RN in February 1924, and is mounted here as a reminder to users of this hall that the building was erected in memory of those Bexley men who fell in the Great War.

The Boys and Girls Memorial Hall was given and endowed in 1923 by Mr G.P.Baker, two of whose sons were killed in the War.  It was demolished on account of road-works and replaced by this hall in 1969.

Survey and photographs courtesy of George Mees

Date of survey 8/8/17