Calvert copyLt. John Dutton Calvert, the Rifle Brigade, went to France 20th December 1914, killed in action seven weeks later on 15th February 1915 aged 23. He is buried at Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery, near Ieper in Belgium. He was the son of Mr Edmund Percy and The Hon Mrs Susan May Dutton Calvert of Spexhall Manor. S D Calvert (his mother?) requested his 1915 Star, Victory Medal and British Medal on 11th June 1921.

Location: St Peter’s Church

Town/village: Spexhall

County: Suffolk

Postcode: IP19 0RQ

Details on cross:

GRU tags:
Lt J D Calvert
Rifle Brigade

+ small GRU cartouche.
2014 poppy wreath and card.

Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): GRU tags

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 1300
Cross beam width: 43
Width of wood: 70
Thickness or depth: 25

Other information
Mounting to wall: Screwed to wall, fairly new looking screws
Detailing: Plain wooden cross, chamfered edges and corners
Evidence of use in field: Poss signs of rot at base
Finish: Possibly creosoted/oiled when made?
Condition: Fair,Evidence or woodworm.

Survey and photos: Andrew Macdonald.