John Joseph Troughear
St Marys Church, Hill Crest,
Details on cross:
This tag with 1 2 but this is broken so can only see half of the 2
7285 PTE J J Troughear
(note the T of the surname is difficult to make out)
14th Reserve London Reg
3th April 1917
(front of tag broken so the “1” for death date missing)
Text type (tags, carved)
Cross dimensions in mm
Shaft Height 1710 mm
Cross beam width 410 mm
Width of wood 70 mm
Thickness or depth 20 mm
Mounting to wall: 4 Large headed screws which appear to be copper as they have turned green.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage):
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent):
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc):
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc):
Notes and observations:
Cross is in good condition
Cross is brown creosote or similar.
No evidence of being in the ground
There is evidence of perhaps white paint or similar on the cross beam
No other details as to why there, and no plaque, although there are wreathes and Poppies with the cross.
TROUGHEAR, JOHN JOSEPH
Service No: 513254
Date of Death: 13/04/1917
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Scottish) 1st/14th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. D. 12.
Cemetery: WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY
Additional Information: Son of Joseph Troughear, of High Hesket, Carlisle.
Note: found this on the web
“In my Local Church there is a cross believed to be the one that was originally on the grave of the soldier that died. The Cross with its metal strip, with name, rank, Number and date of death (Thomas Dalgleish, Private, 29801, Died 15.10.1918) is now on the south wall of St Mary’s, High Hesket, Cumbria.”
I didn’t see this cross in the church.
Survey and photographs courtesy of Mike Edwards
Survey date 17/11/2016