Locations listed alphabetically by county

This is based on a rough list we put this together as a starting point based on an updated and corrected version of one created by the Western Front Association in the 1980s. There were originally over 300 hundred locations listed here, now there are over 550 thanks to the hard work of our volunteers research. Some contain one Battlefield Cross others multiples with as many as 22 in one location. There is a possibility that some of them don’t contain a Grave marker at all, although we think most of them do at present. It is worth checking on Google, War Memorial Online or via the IWM database to make sure, although all are also incomplete and have some incorrect data and locations. You can also work ahead and contact the church or organisation and see what they know and also check access.

There are others too, but these have yet to be checked to try and avoid too many wild goose chases. This list will expand as and when more come to light, we will also add other data to the locations with time, we have also started to geolocate them you can find the map here.

These provide a good starting point to get out and start looking. The Survey Guide is here which gives a rough idea of how we want to build the data set. But remember it’s also about your experience and trying to build and become part of the story that surrounds these memorials.

Please let us know once you have been to a location and what you find. Also let us know if you see or hear of anything new. You can email us on info@thereturned.co.uk.

If it’s marked in Red means it’s live with a link, Grey indicates someone is surveying it or the survey is complete. If it’s pale blue it’s been loaned out, moved or we’re not sure where it is, you can help by checking. Lilac indicates it’s possibly or is Second World War, Boer War or other.

Don’t let survey statuses put you off a visit many of these churches and buildings have a fascinating history wrapped around them, these crosses are part of, plus you may see things other people have missed.

 

If you are planning a visit to record a location, please let us know first if possible to prevent us doubling up.

Thanks all!

Key to the list

Black – Not yet surveyed, feel free to get stuck in!
Maroon – Survey completed and live (link)
Grey – Survey underway or completed
Blue – Uncertain provenance, lost or missing
Lilac – WW2

Initials is brackets (where noted) indicate who has volunteered to survey and report on each site.

ENGLAND

Channel Islands

Awaiting survey
St Peter Port, Parish Church, Guernsey (no data)

County Durham

West Cemetery, Darlington, County Durham (Now in Green Howard’s Museum)
West Cemetery, Darlington, County Durham (Now in family collection)

Awaiting survey
Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham
Aukland –  (was in Durham Catherdral 2017)
St Mary and Cuthbert, Chester le Street, (was in Durham Catherdral 2017)
Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH (NEW)
Hartlepool Museum, Hartlepool, County Durham

Missing
Durham Light Infantry Museum, Durham. (now closed, believed to be in County stores)

Devon

St Mary, Cockington, Devon (SP)
St Andrew, Colyton, Devon (JV)
St Pauls Church, Filleigh, Devon – NEW (SF)
St George, Great Torrington, Devon (JV)
St Gregory the Great, Harpford, Devon (JV)
St Mary The Virgin, Holne, Devon (SP)
St Winifrid, Manaton, Devon
Shaugh Prior, Devon. (SP)
All Saints, West Alvington, Devon (AP)
St Catherine’s, Whitleigh, Devon

Awaiting survey
Castle Drogo Chapel, Castle Drogo, Devon AM- Closed)
St.Nectan’s Church, Hartland, Devon (definite WW2 possible WW1)

Missing, lost or destroyed
St Mary The Virgin Church (laira), Plymouth, Devon Missing (JV)

DORSET

Dorchester, The Keep Military Museum, Dorset
Fleet, Holy Trinity, Dorset
Gillingham, St Mary, Dorset (SLee)
Melcombe Horsey, St Andrew, Dorset (CB)
Radipole, St Anne, Dorset (AP)
Winterbourne Came, St Peter, Dorset (AP)
Sturminster Newton, St Mary’s, Dorset (AMc)
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton, Sherborne (NEW) (MD)
Church of St Thomas, Melbury Abbas, Dorset. (NEW) (MD)

Awaiting survey
Bournemouth, St Peter, Dorset
Colehill, St Michael, Wimborne BH21 7AB (NEW)
St Mary’s, Bridport, West Dorset. (NEW)

Missing, lost or destroyed
Bridport, St Marys, Dorset. 3, 1 outside possibly Missing
Pontins, Osmington, DT3 6EG (Propellor missing – Now in a private collection)

HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE

Mary Magdalene, Alfrick, WR6 5HH (ME)
City of Worcester Museum, Worcester, WR1 1TD (MS)
St Michael and All Angels Church, Croft Castle, HR6 9PW (AW) NEW
St Mary, Kempsey, Worcestershire (ME)
St Peters Church, Flyford Favell, Wychavon  WR7 4BS (GS)
St Andrew and St Mary Church, How Caple,  HR1 4SX (GS)
St Cuthberts Church (Redundant), Holme Lacy, HR2 6LX (JV)
St Mary and St Michael (Priory), Malvern, WR14 2AY (8 crosses) (LW)
St Mary, Wormsley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 8LY (JV)
St Mark’s, Worcester (NEW)

Awaiting survey
St Peters Church, Bushley, Worcestershire GL20 6HT
St Marys Church, Sarnesfield, Leominster HR4 8RE
St Lawrence Church, Stretton Grandison, HR8 2TW
St John the Baptist, White Ladies Aston, Wychavon  WR7 4QQ
St. Mary’s in Guarlford, Malvern in Worcestershire (NEW)

Missing, lost or unknown
St Laurences Church, Alvechurch, B45 7SB (GS) (missing?)

HERTFORDSHIRE

Christ Church, St Albans Road, Watford Hertfordshire WD24 5BD
St Botolphs Church, Eastwick, Hertfordshire CM20 2QY (JR & MR)

Awaiting survey
St Peters Church, Gustard Wood, Hertfordshire AL4 8RT
St John the Evangelist, London Road, Bourne End, Dacorum HP1 2RU

Missing, lost or destroyed
St Mary, Bayford,Hertfordshire, SG13 8PP (Believed missing or lost)

KENT

St Mary, High Street, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AH (DM) (SF)
St Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent (SSJ)
St Margaret of Antioch, Darenth, Kent
Ss Peter and Paul, Dymchurch, Kent
St Mary the Virgin, Elham, Kent (SDis)
St Laurence, Hawkhurst, Unknown, Kent (SF)
St Martin, Herne, Kent (SD)
St Leonard, Hythe, Kent
Ightham Mote, Chapel, Kent (MD)
All Saints, Lydd, Kent
St Mary, Nackington, Kent (SD)
All Saints, Petham, Kent (JC)
St Peter, Sandwich, Kent
St Giles, Shipbourne, Kent (SStj)
St Barnabas. Tunbridge Wells, (SStJ)
St Mary, Westwell, Kent (JB & JT)
St Mary the Virgin, Willesborough, Kent (MD)
St Marys Church, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0JD (NEW) (SDis)
St Michael & All Angels, Rochester Road, Cuxton, Rochester, Kent, ME2 1AF (NEW) (CS)
Boys & Girls Memorial Hall, Lesley Close, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LX NEW (GM)
St.Werburgh Church, Hoo, Kent. (SB) NEW
Biggin Hill – Officers Mess
St Matthews, High Brooms TN4 9BW (SF)
All Saints, Lydd, TN29 9DU (SF)
St Mary the Virgin, Rolvenden TN17 4LT (2 markers) (SF)
St Saviour, Tonbridge TN10 3BJ (SF)

Awaiting survey
Holy Innocents, Adisham, Kent
St Barnabus Church Bromley, Beckenham, London (JB & JT)
St Nicholas Church, Bromley, Chislehurst, London (JB & JT)
St Nicholas Church, Chistlehurst, Bromley BR7 5PP*
Kings School Canterbury CT1 2ES
St Mary, Orlestone, Kent
RE Museum, Gillingham, Kent.
St Peter, Molash, CT4 8HD
Nettlestead (Lychgate – possible) (SF)
All Saints, Northfleet, DA11 8RD
St Mary, Teynham ME9 9ET

Missing, lost or destroyed
*Christ Church, Chislehurst, Kent (JB & JT) (Doesn’t exist probably St Nicks)

LEICESTERSHIRE

St John the Baptist, Bisbrooke, Leicestershire (TS)
Hinckley and District Museum, Hinckley, Leicestershire (TB supplied GDrz)
St Peters and St Pauls Church, Market Overton, Leicestershire (TS)
St Mary Magdalene, Church Rd, Peckleton, Leicester LE9 7RA (T)
Western Park, Leicester (Private family cross) (NEW) (T)
Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Newark House, Leicester (NEW) (TS)

Awaiting survey
Cotesbach parish church , Leicestershire (LS – 08/2018)

Missing lost or destroyed
St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Walk, Leicester LE1 4LB (TS) – Checked
Belvoir Castle Chapel, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire (TS – enquired – no marker)

LINCOLNSHIRE

Brocklesby, All Saints, Lincolnshire
Glentham, St Peters, Lincolnshire
Long Sutton, St Marys, Lincolnshire
Nettleham, All Saints, Lincolnshire
Eagle, All Saints, Lincolnshire (RC 08/18)

Awaiting survey
North Scarle, All Saints, Lincolnshire
The Museum of Technology, Throckenholt, Spalding. PE12 0QR (NEW – GERMAN)

LONDON

Belgravia, St Michaels Church, Chester Sq, Belgravia, London (AH & SF)
Bow, St Mary and Holy Trinity Church Bow, London (AH)
City of Westminster, St Edmund King and Martyr, Lombard Street, London (MR & JR)
City of Westminster, The Guards Museum Wellington Barrack, London (SF)
Hendon, RAF Museum, London (supplied)
St Marys Church Abbots Kensington, London W8 4LA, (MD)
London, All Hallows by the Tower Church, London
Newgate, St Sepulchre without Newgate Church, London
Redbridge, Redbridge Museum Ilford, London
Royal London Hospital Museum, Newark Street, London E1 2AA
Southwark, Imperial War Museum, London (Frank Lester VC) (MD)
Twickenham, All Souls Church, London
Woolwich,  Firepower- RA Museum,  London
All Saint’s Church, Putney, London SW15, UK (M)

Awaiting survey
Acton
, St Albans Church, London
Acton, St Marys Church, London
Greenwich, St Michael and All Angels Church Woolwich, London
Hounslow, Hounslow Barracks, London
St Marys Church, The Boltons, Kensington, SW10 9TB
47th London Division, Connaught House, (D Company London Irish Rifles) 4 Flodden Road, Camberwell, London.
Chiswick, W4. Cross location known but protected location at present.
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT (NEW)
St John’s Church, Broadway, London E15 1NG, UK (NEW)
The Church of The Holy Innocents, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London. (NEW) (BT)

STAFFORDSHIRE

St Edwards’s church, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, (LC)
All Saints, Kings Bromley, Staffordshire (RR)
Penkridge, St Michael and All Angels, Staffordshire (LW)
All Saints, Sandon, Staffordshire (RR)
St Stephen Great Haywood Staffordshire NEW (RR)

Awaiting survey
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, DMS Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9PY (NEW)
St. Mary and All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire (LC)
St Thomas, Walton-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire (RR)
Holy Trinity, Eccleshall (New) (MD & BG)

TYNE & WEAR

Awaiting survey
Talbot House School, Hexham Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8HW,

YORKSHIRE

All saints, Barmston, East Yorkshire (TS & JP)
St Mary, York Rd, Strensall, York YO32 5UN (TC)
Beverley Minster, Beverley, Yorkshire (PS)
All Saints, Bishops Burton, Yorkshire (JM)
Priory Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire (TT)
Whitechapel, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire W
All Saints Church, DarfieldBarnsley, Yorkshire S
St Marys Church,  Ecclesfield – Sheffield, Yorkshire S
St Nicholas,  Guisborough,  Yorkshire (MH)
St Hildas Church, Halifax – Calderdale, Yorkshire W (AH)
Duke of Wellington’s museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG (AH)
Hull Minster (Holy Trinity church), 10 King St, Hull HU1 2JJ NEW – (JL)
St Nicholas, Husthwaite, Yorkshire (TC)
St Augustine, Kirkby Cleveland, Yorkshire N
St Peters, Redcar Cleveland, Yorkshire N (MH)
St Mary’s church, Rievaulx (EN)
St Charles Borromeo,  12 Jarratt St, Hull HU1 3HB. (SM)
St Timothys, 138 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, S Yorks, S10 1NZ
St Michael’s Church, Garton-in-Holderness, East Yorkshire (JP)
Green Howards Museum, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4QN (NEW)
Pockley St John the Baptist, Ryedale, North Yorkshire. (NEW – Partial complete)
St Peter, Barnborough. South Yorkshire. (NEW)
Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, York, YO8 4PU (NEW) Partial (JS)
St Mary’s Church, Lowgate, Hull, HU1 1EJ NEW (JS)
St Hilda, Easby, Near Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7EU (HJ) NEW
Pudsey Cemetery, Pudsey, West Yorkshire (NEW)

Awaiting survey
St. Andrew’s Church, Main Street, Middleton, Pickering, Yorkshire YO18 8PU (new April 2018 – JS)
Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax HX3 6HG (NEW)
Liddle Collection, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds Leeds (NEW)
Ashworth Barracks Museum, Doncaster, S Yorks. German made WW2 (NEW)

Missing, lost or destroyed
St Mary, Carlton Husthwaite, Yorkshire (TC) Missing/doesn’t exist
St Andrews (Demolished), Listerhills – Bradford,Yorkshire W
St Chrysostom (Demolished), Bradford,  Yorkshire W
Unknown*, Norton, Yorkshire (JP)

 

SCOTLAND

ORKNEY

Scarpa Flow Visitors Centre. (NEW)
Orkney Museum, Kirkwall. (NEW)

SHETLAND

Melby, St Margarets Kirk, Shetland (LM via SG)
Hillswick Kirk, Hillswick, Northmavine Ed, Shetland, ZE2 9RW (NEW)

NORTHERN IRELAND

County Down

Down County Museum, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AH (SK)

County Armagh (N. Ireland)

Armagh, St Marks, County Armagh (doesn’t exist) (SG)
Irish Fusiliers Museum, Armagh. (SG) NEW
Armagh Cathedral (SG) NEW

WALES

Anglesey

Llanwenllwyfo  St.Gwenllwyfo’s Church, Anglesey (MD)

Blaenau Gwent

Penhow, St John the Baptist, Gwent (GM)
St Basil’s Church, Bassaleg, Newport NP10 8LD,
St Mark’s Church, Newport, Gwent.

Ceredigion

Cribyn, St Silins Church, Ceredigion
Capel y Garn Cemetery, Bow Street, Aberystwyth. Outside (EJ) NEW

Missing, Lost or destroyed.
Aberystwth,  Penygain Calvinistic Cemetery, Ceredigion Unknown location (EJ)

County Conwy

Missing, lost or destroyed
Trofarth Colwyn, St Johns Church, County Conwy (MD)

Monmouthshire

Saint Andoenus Mounton, Chepstow NP16

POWYS

Crickhowell, St Edmund, Powys
Llandeilo Graban (NEW)
Meifod, St. Tysilio and St Mary, Powys
St Bilo Church, lanfilo, Brecknockshire, Powys, LD3 0RE
Olewydd Chapel Garth, Llangammarch Wells, Treflys, Powys,  LD4 4AY
The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh, Brecon (EJ)

Outside Great Britain

This is a sub category, we are just adding a list of known locations at present, feel free to let us know any you find. We may be adding these to the site in due course.

Belgium

Talbot House, Gasthuisstraat 43, 8970 Poperinge, Belgium (CG)
Hooge Crater museum, Meenseweg 467, 8902 Ieper, Belgium (CG)
Lakenhalle Museum, Ypres, Flanders. – Unknown Belgian Officer, believed to be Louis de Mahieu, made from a chair. (IS)
St Georges Church, Ypres, Flanders. – Cross of Peter Kollwitz, son of Kathe Kollwitz, he is buried at Vladslo. (IS)

France

CWGC,  7 Rue Angèle Richard, Beurains, France. (Supplied)
Ireland

St. John the Evangelist, Tonlegee Road, Coolock, Dublin 5 (Partial survey complete)
16th Irish Division Ginchy Cross. Dublin War Memorial Gardens?
Meath – awaiting further details

Australia

War Memorial, Adelaide, South Australia?
The Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent, Campbell, ACT 2612  Web link

South Africa

Weeping Cross of Delville at the MOTH Garden of Remembrance, Pietermaritzburg. Web link
Union Buildings, Pretoria,
Company Gardens, Cape Town

Canada

Unspecified Toronto church – now at Vimy Centre, France.  Web link and here (multiple names)
Seaforth Highlanders Museum, Richmond, B.C.  Web link
48th Highlanders Regimental Museum, St Andrew’s Church, 75 Simcoe St, Toronto. Link & Link
Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8  Web link
Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC.
Haldimand Museum, Ontario –  739672 Pte. P. Giles, 4th Cdn. Btn. 18.10.18

 

 

New Zealand