Details on cross:
Small metal plaque with GRU.
Round top of circle: QUO.FASER.GLORIA.
Round bottom of circle: DUCUNT.UBIQUE
IN Memory of
MAJOR R.D. HARRISSON D.S.O. R.F.A
DIED IN ACTION 16TH SEPT 1917
Text type: Capitals, “In Memory of” is in italics, all lettering in black paint
Shaft height: 117 cm (1170 mm)
Beam width: 71.5 cm (715mm)
Width of wood: 10.5 cm (105mm)
Thickness: 7cm (70mm)
Circle plate: 52cm (520mm)
Width of circle: 40cm (400mm)
Thickness: 4.5 cm (45mm)
Mounting: could not see fixings
Detailing: nothing extra
Evidence of use in field: no evidence
Finish: unvarnished, only lettering painted
Condition: woodworm, a chunk of wood is missing next to “killed in action ” missing.
Other information: marble plaque above with following text:
MAJOR ROLAND DAMER HARRISSON
GREAT GRANDSON OF PETER HARRISSON ESQ. AND GODSON OF JOHN HARRISSON M.D. BOTH OF THE WHITE FRIARS SANDWICH
THIS CROSS WAS PLACED OVER HIS GRAVE IN FRANCE BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS AND WAS BROUGHT HERE IN 1927
The Cross is located on the wall in the centre of church, inner wall, to the right of the altar.
Survey: Suzanne Duffy. Photos Suzanne Duffy.
Portrait of Major Roland Harrison, © IWM (HU 122986)