Patrick Seton Fraser-Tytler
Glencorse Parish Church,
Details on cross:
Top of the shaft: a G.R.U. metal tag
On the shaft above the cross beam:
RIP in Memory of
On the cross beam:
Capt; P.S. Fraser-Tytler
D (How;) Battery 36 BDE RFA
On the shaft below the cross beam:
Killed in Action 5-8-16
Text type: The GRU tag is metal, the lettering is in black paint in a gothic style.
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 775mm
Cross beam width: 585mm
Width of wood: 100mm
Thickness or depth: 19mm
Mounting to wall: Nailed
Detailing: Edges are partly bevelled and picked out in black.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): None
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): None – the shaft looks shortened, as if the portion that would have been in the ground has been removed
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Plain
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): Good condition, unfinished. The painted letters are a little faded.
Date of Death: 03/08/1916 Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery “D” Howitzer Bty. 36th Bde
Grave Reference: IV. E. 10.Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT
Additional Information: Son of James William and C. A. Fraser-Tytler, of The Priory, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Born at Woodhouselee, Midlothian. (NS)
Notes and observations:
1. There is also a large brass plaque and a stained glass window commemorating Capt Fraser-Tytler.
2. The church is occasionally used by personnel from nearby Glencorse barracks – two regimental badges are attached to one of the pews (photo)
Photographs and Survey courtesy of Scott Galloway
Date of survey: 6th September 2016