Location address: Leatherhead Parish Church (St Mary & St Nicholas), Church Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BD

Details on cross:

Top: I.W.G.C

Crossbeam: 510102. PTE. F.C.B. COWARD, A Coy. 1st/14th Bn., London

1/4. LONDON.


Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): tags

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)

Shaft Height: 940mm

Cross beam width: 413mm

Width of wood: 22mm

Thickness or depth: 65mm

Other information

Mounting to wall: Nail

Detailing: see photos

Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): 70mm (some cut off?)

Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): staining – see photo

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): unfinished?

Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): good

Notes and observations: (optional)

See attached photos


CWGC database: 510102 Private Francis Charles Brockett Coward, A Coy. 1st/14th Bn., London Regt. (London Scottish), who died on Thursday 29th August 1918, age 26.  [In fact the cross in the Tower says his unit was 1/4 Londons.]

Private Coward is buried in the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Cemetery at Ecoust St Mein, in the Pas de Calais, grave reference V.K.21.

Note: tags say 1/4 London.

Survey courtesy of: Frank Haslam, Parish Archivist, Parish of Leatherhead PCC

Date of survey: 29/04/17