2nd Lieut CBD Wake

St Peter and St Paul, Courteenhall, Northampton, NN7

Details on cross:

“In memory of” (and) “rest in peace”

scribed in black paint on the shaft and on the square attached to the center of the cross beam

“Of 2nd Lieut CBD Wake, 2nd KRRC, killed in action 25th 09 1918” 

is scribed (also in black paint) (This square is 200mm x 200mm: 205mm deep)

Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Hand scribed, there is a small metal GRU tag attached to the top of cross stating “G R U”

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)

Shaft Height: 1210mm

Cross beam width: 530mm

Width of wood:70mm

Thickness or depth:50mm

Other information

Mounting to wall: The cross is mounted into a base plate of wood: 815mm long and sits in an Alcove on the South wall of the Church behind the Choir Stalls.

Detailing: Scribed using Black Paint

Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage):There are scratch marks on either side of the bottom of the cross

Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent):130mm

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Unfinished

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

Notes and observations:

There is also a Headstone in the Churchyard. (This is in a very similar style to a CWG): The CWG can be located in Bellicourt British Cemetery on the Aisne, France. There is also a plaque dedicated to Lieut Wake on an inner wall of the Church (the South side) The Wake family has several plaques located on the inner Church walls. Further family information can be found on the internet.

Survey and photographs by Chris Garfirth

Date of Survey 27th August 2017