William Warwick Peascod

St. Oswald’s,
Church Stile,

Details on cross:

Killed In Action
Pte. W.W. Peascod 25261
Border Regt 5.11.17
Border Regt Badge
Age 19

Text type: GRU Tag at top of cross painted over. Text is hand  painted in black, probably over the top of the original lettering.

Cross dimensions
Shaft Height:1134mm
Width of wood:83mm
Cross beam width: 601mm
Width of wood: 84mm
Thickness or depth:25mm
Square plate (if supported) Width of Square arms: 40mm
Angle of arms:45*

Other information
Mounting to wall:Held to wall by nail or screw.
Detailing:Endspieces of the cross, top of shaft and cross beam , corners are chamfered.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): Base of cross shows evidence of being in the ground, discolouration and cracking. Staining goes up the shaft 180mm. Base of cross has been hacked into a point, possibly for easier insertion into the ground in cemetery.
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Has been painted over numerous times.
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): In good state of preservation, all joints though show signs of cracking.

Notes and observations:
Cross is situated on the right hand side of the tower in the church. There is a War memorial on the right hand side of the Nave by the pulpit. William Warwick Peascod is commemorated on this also.

Church is in the centre of the Lakes town of Grasmere just off of the A591. Plenty of car parking available in Grasmere. William Wordsworth is commemorated in the church and is buried in the churchyard outside, in the family plot.

Pte. William Warick Peascod is buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, a cemetery started with casualties from the first day of the Battle of Loos, 25th September 1915. A local Grasmere boy, commemorated in his Church, Lest We forget.

Survey and photographs courtesy of Jason Kercher
Date of Survey: 22/9/16

From CWGC:
Rank: Private
Service No: 25621
Date of Death: 05/11/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: L. 50.
Additional Information: Son of Jemina M. M. Peascod, of “Island View,” Grasmere, Westmorland, and the late William Peascod.
CWGC weblink

His mother had the inscription ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see god’ engraved on his CWGC headstone (NS)