James Windsor Lewis

Location: Crondall, Hampshire

Details on cross:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF (diagonally painted)

Lieut: James Windsor Lewis

1st Bn Welsh Guards


KILLED IN ACTION 6-6-16 (diagonally painted)

Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Hand painted (score lines for diagonal text clearly visible) + GRU tag

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height:1250

Cross beam width: 520

Width of wood: 95

Thickness or depth: 45 including chamfer



Other information
Mounting to wall: Chained to south chancel wall at head height

Detailing: Edges chamfered and then painted black

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

Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): 1300

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Only painted to 16500 of base

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

Notes and observations:

Name does not appear on the parish War Memorial


NAME: Lewis, James Windsor

RANK: Lieutenant

UNIT: Welsh Guards (formerly 19th Hussars) 1st Battalion


HOW DIED/DATE OF DEATH: Killed in action 6th June 1916

WHERE BURIED/COMMEMORATED: Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

OTHER INFORMATION: Age 39. Son of James Lewis, of Llwydcoed, Glam. Husband of Katherine H. Lewis, of 67, Cadogan Place, London.

Survey and photographs: John Vigar
Date of survey:22 June 2017