Patrick Seton Fraser-Tytler

Glencorse Parish Church,
EH26 0EU

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

Other information
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.

Rank: Captain
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