Lieut. E W R Jacques

Location address: St. Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer, Church St, Burton Latimer NN15 5LU

Details on cross (Text content of cross):

In Memory Of

Lieut. E W R Jacques

1st Northamptonshire Regiment

Killed in Action August 16 16


Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): G.R.U tag and painted writing

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)

Shaft Height: 1170

Cross beam width: 675

Width of wood: 95

Thickness or depth: 28

Circle plate (if celtic type)

Outer diameter: 264

Other information

Mounting to wall: Single screw


Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): Pointed end, some staining

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): once painted white, now faded.

Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc):  Excellent condition

Notes and observations: (optional)

Lieut. Jacques, from Orlingbury Hall, Burton Latimer, was 21 when he died at the Somme.  He is buried at BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.  His Headstone is engraved with “Faithful unto death – Jesu mercy.”

He is commemorated on the Town war memorial, as well as the war memorial in the church.

St Mary the Virgin is a lovely welcoming church (and warm!) with a special stained glass window dedicated to the fallen.  Lieutenant Jacques’ returned cross is in this area with another interesting cross (see photo) as well as regimental flags and a book of remembrance.

Survey courtesy of: Alison Treacy, Photographs courtesy of Ben Taylor. With thanks to Emma from the church and James Leigh for the tip off on location.

Date of survey: 26.11.2017