Sergeant William Frearson
Second World War marker
Location: St Peter’s Church, Field Broughton, Cumbria, LA11 6HR
Details on cross:
Sergeant W.FREARSON ROYAL AIR FORCE (VR) 28.8.43.
There is also a regimental hand painted badge at the top of the cross.
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Black hand painted lettering.
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 990.60mm.
Cross beam width: 406.40mm.
Width of wood: 76.20mm.
Thickness or depth: 25.40mm.
Mounting to wall: The cross is attached by a hook to the wall.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): n/a
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): n/a
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): White glossed wood.
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): There are a few small stains on the cross, and a tiny amount of deterioration at the bottom, otherwise it is in very good condition.
Notes and observations:
The cross is displayed on the wall at the back of the church near the font. It is a Second World War cross.
William Frearson (1074246) was the son of George & Dorothea Frearson of Newton-Carmel. He was a wireless operator and air gunner in the RAF. He was killed in action on 28th August 1943 aged 22 and his headstone is also in the cemetery at Field Broughton. Sadly his brother Lance Corporal George Arthur Frearson M.M also died on active service.
Survey and photographs courtesy of Beverley Goodwin and Margaret Draycott
Date of survey: 12/7/17