Details on cross:
In Memory of
(hardly legible – looks like)
N75419 GR ROBERTS.
KILLED IN ACTION 2-7-18
There is also text on the diagonals – the top two bars are barely legible from floor level
Top left arm 21st Top right arm Siege
The lower left BATTERY The lower right RGA
Brass Plate with following attached to Shaft by 4 screws
WHICH MARKED THE RESTING PLACE
OF GUNNER W ROBERTS RGA
KILLED IN ACTION JULY 2 1918
BRITISH MILITARY CEMETARY (SIC)
WAS PLACED IN
BY HIS WIDOW
ON THE FIFTH
ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
Brass plate which was added by the widow when erected in the abbey.
Plate dimensions 102 mm x 50 mm 1 mm thick, attached by 4 screws.
Text type (tags, carved) Stencilled letting in black – Felt slightly embossed
Cross dimensions in mm
Shaft Height 720 – Shaft Broken so can’t tell original height of cross.
Cross beam width 515
Width of wood 90
Thickness or depth 45
Circle plate (if celtic type)
Mounting to wall: Fixed very solidly, but can’t see how fixed.
Detailing: – see below
A permit is required if you wish to take photo’s inside the Abbey. Available from the tea rooms at a cost of £2.00.
Walter Roberts – Killed 2nd July 1918
Son of William Henry and Martha Fanny Roberts
The diagonal arms have the following written on them.
Survey and photos by Lindsey Whitehurst and Mike Edwards
Survey date 11/08/2016