George Purvis

Location address : Bridlington Priory Church, The Rectory, Church Green, Bridlington, YO16 7JX

Details on cross (Text content of cross):

Capt G B Purvis


56 M G C

Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): GRU

Cross dimensions (millimetres please) N/A (Appears to be a standard British Army Cross)

Other information

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Stained black probably quite recently.

Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): Snapped off at the bottom of the shaft

Notes and observations: (optional)

There is a plaque attached to the cross which reads “ To the glory of god and in memory of Capt Geo. B Purvis 5th Batt. Green Howards and 56th COY MGC Killed in action on Messines Ridge June 8th 1917 Interred at Klein Vierstraat Belgium Per Voas Rectas”

Captain Purvis was 24 when he was killed.  Mentioned in Despatches

Son of John Bowlt Purvis, and Charlotte Annie Purvis, of 6, Princess Terrace, Bridlington, Yorks.

Survey and Photographs courtesy of: Steve Barber

Date of survey: August 2017