Unknown British Soldier
Location: St Anne’s Church, Trinity Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 3GD
The cross is displayed towards the front of the church near the altar on the left hand side as you face the altar. The cross commemorates an unknown British soldier and is positioned quite high up on the wall. It is a standard cross which is very pointed at the end.
Details on cross:
There is 1 GRU tag on the cross which reads ‘unknown British soldier’ on the cross member.
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): 1 GRU tag.
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 1219.2mm.
Cross beam width: 381mm.
Width of wood: 76.2mm.
Thickness or depth: 25.4mm.
Mounting to wall: The cross is screwed to the wall on either end of the cross member.
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): There is some dirt residue towards the bottom of the cross.
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): 203.2mm.
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Light stained wood.
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): The cross looks to be in good condition overall.
Notes and observations:
There is a war memorial in the grounds of St.Annes church which is 11feet 6 inches and is made of grey Aberdeen granite. It cost £300 and bears a wreath of laurel leaves. On the panels around the base are inscribed the names of the fallen. More information about St Annes Church can be found at Parish Church of St. Anne’s with St. Francis, Sale
Your name: Beverley Goodwin/Margaret Draycott
Date of survey: 12th April 2017