All Saints Church
Position: In front of window on window sill, high up on south wall, opposite entrance
Details on cross:
211 56. PTE. G. GOODACRE
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): GRU tags
Shaft Height: 930mm (above plinth)
Cross beam width: 410mm
Width of wood: 70mm
Thickness or depth: 20mm
Mounting to wall: On free standing two tier plinth, approx. 80mm in depth and 200mm square
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): Bottom of shaft is stained dark brown,
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): 120mm
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): thin coat of paint over unfinished wood
Condition: No damage to cross, plinth has small cracks; a few small nails inserted in plinth and in bottom of shaft
Other information, notes and observations:
Plinth seems more recent than the cross; the cross has been painted at some point, with the tags also being painted over
Service No: 21156
Date of Death: 12/09/1915
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 12
Cemetery: ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Emma Goodacre, of Granby, Nottingham.
His father died on the 9th of August 1916.
Nottingham Evening Post:
GOODACRE. – In loving memory of Private George Goodacre, late of Granby, accidentally drowned in France, September 12th, 1915, aged 26 years. Ever in our thoughts. – Sorrowing mother, sisters, brother Jack (in France).
Survey and photographs courtesy of Geoff Snare
Date of survey: 19 October 2016