Yvo Alan Charteris

Location
Church of St Peter
Stanway
Gloucestershire
GL54 5PQ

The cross is located inside the Cotswold stone church on the right wall of the nave just before the chancel

Details on cross:

Top of Centre Shaft

G.R.U

Just above cross beam on centre shaft:

L 10

Centre of Cross Beam:

2 / LT   HON JA CHARTERIS
1ST   GRENADIER GDS
KIA 17-10-15

Text type: GRU Alloy Tags:

Cross dimensions

Shaft Height:1150
Cross beam width: 410
Width of wood:70
Thickness or depth:20

Other information
Mounting to wall: Small rough wire pinned to back of cross which is loosely hung onto metal screw in the wall masonry.
Detailing: None
Evidence of use in field. Yes, the central shaft is pointed, the end of which has evidence of being in the ground. The cross is dry and weathered but in good condition

Other information, notes and observations:
A complete cross for a local family member of Stanway hall. Not sure why the Initials are J A Charteris rather than Y A for Yvo Alan Charteris. Yvo Alan Charteris is also included on an inscribed stone memorable in the chancel window. There is an excellent tribute on the internet, Epitaphs of the Great War http://www.epitaphsofthegreatwar.com/two-sons-of-the-souls-hugo-and-yvo-charteris/

Sec-Lieut The Hon. Yvo Alan Charteris. 1st Bn (Special Reserve) Grenadier Guards. (6.10.1896|17.10.1915) KIA during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt 17.10.1915 aged 19. Buried Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery: Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery. Grave ref: L. 10. Son of the 11th Earl of Wemyss and Countess of Wemyss. Grandson of Percy & Madeline Wyndham.

Survey and photographs courtesy of Eammon Handley
Date of survey: 12.11.16