Lord Henry Gorell (Barnes)
Location: St Peter & St Paul church
Town: Old Brampton, Chesterfield
Postcode: S42 7JG
Details on Cross:
MAJOR LORD GORELL DSO
Text type: Hand painted in black
Shaft: 2360mm (93″)
Cross Beam: 609mmn (24″)
Width of wood: 100mm (4″)
Mounting to wall: Large wooden cross in very good condition mounted on the wall.
Evidence of use in field: Soil is ingrained
Surface insertion depth: approx (760mm) 30″ up the cross
Finish: Raw wood.
Other information, notes and observations:
Brass plaque at the base reads:
From Ypres Cathedral
Was erected by his comrades
Over the grave of Major Henry Gorell
2nd Baron Gorell of Brampton
Killed in action near Ypres
on 16th January 1917
after 22 months service in command
of his battery at the front
and is placed here as a memorial
by his brother
Ronald, 3rd Lord Gorell.
‘Give thanks to the glory of the dead ‘
He is buried at lijssenthoek in West Flanders. More information here on their website.