Charles Herbert Mallock DSO
St George and St Mary
Blakes Hill Road
Details on cross
In loving memory of
Major C M Mallock DSO
23rd Army BDE RFA
Died of wounds 5-11-17
Greater love hath no man
But that he lay down his life for his friends
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Handwritten
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height 840
Cross beam width:480
Width of wood:90
Thickness or depth:100
Mounting to wall: Resting against Stained glass window
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): none
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): none
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): unvarnished. Very thick quality wood
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc):
Very substantial cross.. Depth of Wood largest I’ve seen. “Statement” cross.
Other information, notes and observations:
Small Plaque at bottom ( see photo) says was erected by fellow officers at Proven, Belgium. Note in church says he died during gas attack at St Julian near Ypres. It would appear he died three days after the attack at Proven (Meningham Aid Station). He was a regular and called from the reserve and left a wife and four children.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MAJOR C. H. MALLOCK D.S.O. 23RD ARMY BDE. R.F.A. DIED OF WOUNDS 5-11-17 Base: THIS CROSS WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED BY THE COLONEL AND BROTHER OFFICERS OF MAJOR C. H. MALLOCK D.S.O. R.F.A. AT PROVEN BELGIUM/ RE-ERECTED AT COCKINGTON 5TH NOV 1924 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Date of Death: 05/11/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery 23rd Army Bde.
Awards: D S O
Grave Reference: III. AA. 15.
Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Richard Mallock; husband of Margaret Iris Mallock.
More information at Winchester College
Survey and photographs courtesy of Stephen Peart
Date of survey: 5/11/16