CAPT A. T. LOYD
Location address :St. Laurence’s Church, Horns Road, Hawkhurst, Kent, England, TN18 4N, TQ 75606 29454
Details on cross :
IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ CAPT A. T. LOYD/ EAST KENT R. & RFC/ KILLED IN ACTION/ SEPT 28 1917
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Carved.
Cross dimensions (millimetres please) Not measured
Circle plate (if celtic type) Propeller type
Mounting to wall: Not apparent
Detailing: Three of the blades have been cut close to the boss, while the fourth is longer.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): None
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): Not seen
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Polished
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): None seen
Notes and observations: (optional)
On the eastern wall of the Warrior Chapel.
Plaque: IN PROUD AND EVER-LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ CAPT. ALWYNE TRAVERS LOYD./ THE BUFFS (EAST KENT REGIMENT) AND ROYAL FLYING CORPS. / YOUNGEST SON OF LLEWELLN F. LOYD. OF LILLESDEN, HAWKHURST./ AND GRANDSON OF JOHN TRAVERS LEWIS. / ARCHBISHOP OF ONTARIO, CANADA./ HE GAVE HIS LIFE FLYING OVER THE ENEMY’S LINES NEAR YPRES. SEPT 28TH 1917 – AGED 23./ THE ABOVE PROPELLER CROSS WAS BROUGHT FROM HIS GRAVE / IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY, POPERINGHE, BEGIUM. / ——————/ “WE THANK OUR GOD FOR EVER REMEMBRANCE OF HIM”/ “OUR LOSS BUT HIS GAIN”
IWM – WMR 72575
Survey and Photographs courtesy of: Susan Featherstone
Date of survey: 13 October 2010 and 24 August 2011