Seven Crosses

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All except one of the crosses are alleged to belong to men who lived in the Cathedral Close.

Capt. C. B. M. Hodgson
2/24th. Bn. London. attd. From. 3rd. R. W. Surrey Regt.

Panel inscription: This cross marked the grave in Cairo Cemetery of Captn Charles Basil Mortimer Hodgson 3rd Queens Royal West Surrey Regt Died in hospital in Cairo April 1st 1918 of wounds received in Palestine. Husband of Mary Alice Carpenter Daughter of the Archdeacon of Sarum.

Lt J. P. M. Carpenter (original inscription on cross has gone)
Panel inscription: This cross marked the place where Lt J. P. M. Carpenter Son of the Archdeacon of Sarum was killed near Flers at the Battle of the Somme and | was afterwards moved to his grave in Bullecourt Cemetery

Buried at St. Nicholas Cemetery Arras May 1st. He is Hodgson’s Brother in law.

No. 318 Gnr. G.A.K. Buskin
Awaiting content of GRU strips.

Panel inscription: This cross marked the resting place in Belgium of G.A.K. Buskin 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in Action 3rd November 1917

Cpl William Herbert Ladd DCM
Awaiting content of GRU strips.
2nd Bn. Wiltshire Reg.
KIA 21st March 1918

Col. F.A. Symonds C.M.g. D.S.O. A.M.S
Killed April 30th 1917
Panel: This cross was placed over the grave of Colonel Frank Symonds C.M.G D.S.O. M.B Army Medical Service Who was killed in action at Athies April 30th 1917. Buried at St Nicholas cemetery Arras May 1st.

This cross is a white painted Celtic wheel styled cross the top right section of which is missing, which presumably contained the words ‘in action’.

Captain Guy Dodgson
Awaiting legend on cross.

Panel inscription: This cross marked the grave in the military cemetery Caudry France of Capt Guy Dodgson Herts Regiment who died of wounds in casualty station Nov 14th 1918 Youngest son of the late Henley F Dodgson and Mrs Hamilton Fulton.

Guy Dodgson’s cross has angled supports. This cross was stolen or lost in 2015, but appears to be back in place.

Capt C K Merriwether
1st/4th Bttn Wiltshire Regiment
20. 12. 1917

Panel inscription: This cross marked the grave of Capt Christopher Ken Merewether Who died in hospital at Port Said Dec 20th 1917 of wounds received in action in Palestine Aged 27. Only child of Canon Wyndham A S Merewether.


Photos: Andrew Davidson and Miranda H Brown.


Photo: Miranda Brown.

Photo: Andrew Davidson