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 2008. There are over 300 hundred locations listed here, some contain one Battlefield Cross some as many as 22, 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 see, although all are also incomplete and have some incorrect data and locations.

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, which will enable us to map them with geodata.

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 by emailing us on info@thereturned.co.uk. Also let us know if you spot or hear of anything new. You can email us on info@thereturned.co.uk.

If it’s marked in Red it’s already been surveyed, Maroon means it’s live with a link, Orange indicates someone will be surveying it. Green has had some information submitted but needs a full survey. If it’s pale blue it’s been loaned out, moved or we’re not sure where it is (you can help by checking. Don’t let either 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 or what you may find.

Key to the list

Black – Not yet surveyed, feel free to get stuck in!
Maroon – Survey completed and live (link)
Grey – Survey completed
Blue – Uncertain provenance, lost or missing
Orange – Being surveyed
Lilac – WW2 (we aren’t at this stage covering these, but please feel free to survey them)

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

ENGLAND

BRISTOL

Holy Trinity Church, 23 Park road Stapleton Cl, Bristol BS16 1AZ
Holy Trinity, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QT (not complete)

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

St Mary the Virgin Church, Chilton, Buckinghamshire HP18 9NA
St Nicholas, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire
St James, Dorney, Buckinghamshire
St Peter, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire MK16 8LG
All Saints, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
St John, Preston Bissett, Buckinghamshire
St Michael and All Angels, Thornton, Buckinghamshire
St Augustines, Westbury, Buckinghamshire (SM)
St Mary Magdalene, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire

Cambridgeshire

All Saints Church,  Church Lane, Ellington, Cambridgeshire PE28 0AU
St Andrews Church, Sutton, Cambridgeshire CB6 2RB
St Michael and All Angels Church, Sutton, Cambridgeshire PE5 7XD
St Peter and St Pauls Church, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1BL
Church Lane, Covington, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE28 0RT (CLOSED CHURCH)
Bassingbourn barracks (inside gates) Old North Rd, Bassingbourn SG8 5LX (NEW WW2 USAAF)

Channel Islands

St Peter Port, Parish Church, Guernsey

CORNWALL

Lanhydrok, St Hydroc, Cornwall (AMac)
Penzance, Sacred Heart, Cornwall
St Eval, Cornwall (dated 1958) (AMac)
St Columba Minor, Restormel, Cornwall (replica) (AMac)
St Agnes church, St Agnes, Cornwall,
St Ervan, St Ervan Church, Off Dolgey Post, St Ervan
St Gulval Church, Gulval, Penwith
St Ryans Church, St Rumon, Ruan Minor, Kerrier
St Petrocs Church, Priory Road, Bodmin (might be in Bodmin castle)

County Durham

St Mary and Cuthbert, Chester le Street, County Durham (Durham Catherdral)
West Cemetery, Darlington, County Durham
Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham
Hartlepool Museum, Hartlepool, County Durham
Aukland? (may be in Durham Catherdral – more info required)

Cumbria

St James Church, Hutton In The Forest, Eden Cumbria CA11 9TJ (ME)
St Oswald’s Church, Church Stile, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SN (JK)
St Bridget’s Church, Moresby,  Cumbria CA28 6PJ
Sedbergh School, Loftus Hill, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5RX
St Peter’s Church, Field Broughton, Cumbria LA11 6HR
St Anne’s Church, Thwaites, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5HP
St Marys Church, Hill Crest, High Hesket,  Cumbria CA4 0JL (ME)
St Peter’s Church, Finsthwaite, Cumbria LA12 8BJ
All Saints Church, Scotby, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 8BU
St Marys Church, Church Road, Allithwaite, Cumbria LA11 7RD
St Columba’s Church, Warcop, umbria CA16 6PH
St Pauls Church, Grange Over Sands, South Lakeland Cumbria,
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR (TG)
St Kentigern’s Church, Aspatria, Allerdale Cumbria CA7 3AL (on loan to Cumbria museum 2017)

Devon

Castle Drogo Chapel, Castle Drogo, 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.Nectan’s Church, Hartland, Devon (definite WW2 possible WW1)
St Mary The Virgin, Holne, Devon (SP)
St Mary The Virgin Church (laira), Plymouth, Devon (NONE FOUND – JV)
St Winifrid, Manaton, Devon
Shaugh Prior, Devon. (SP)
All Saints, West Alvington, Devon
St Catherine’s, Whitleigh, Devon

ESSEX

St Andrew, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1NW (JPS)
St Mary the Virgin Church, Little Baddow, Chelmsford Essex CM3 4BE
St Georges Great Bromley, Tendring Essex CO7 7TY (RC)
All Saints Church, Prittlewell, Southend On Sea Essex SS2 5PA
Mc Westcliff URC, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex SS0 8PP
Prittlewell Priory Refectory (Museum?), Priory Park, Essex SS2 6JZ
Epping United Reform Church, Lindsey Street, Epping Essex CM16 6RE
St Mary and St Lawrence, Great Waltham, Chelmsford Essex CM3 1AR
Felsted School, Stebbing Rd, Felsted, Uttlesford Essex CM6 3LL
St Peters Church, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood Essex CM14 5QJ (MB)
St Mary the Virgin, Hall Lane, Shenfield, Brentwood Essex CM159AL
St Mary the Virgin : Dock Road, Little Thurrock, Essex, RM176EX (SC)
St Clements Church, Leigh on Sea, possible three crosses

HAMPSHIRE

Aldershot, Garrison Church, Hampshire (AMack)
Binstead, Holy Cross, Hampshire
Crondall, All Saints, Hampshire (JV)
East Stratton, All Saints, Hampshire (JV)
Fareham, the Royal Military Police Museum, Hampshire (TB)
Farnborough, St Mark, Hampshire (AM) missing or lost
Fleet, All Saints, Hampshire
Goodworth Clatford, St Peter, Hampshire
Headbourne Worthy, St Swithun, Hampshire (JV)
All Saints, Hursley, Hampshire, SO21 2JB
Ichen Abbas, John the Baptist, Hampshire (JV – missing or lost)
Lockerley, St John, Hampshire (MD)
Northington, St John the Evangelist, Hampshire
Portsmouth, St Wilfrid, Hampshire
Stoke Charity, Ss Mary and Michael, Hampshire (JV)
Winchester, Cathedral, Hampshire

HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE

Alfrick, Mary Magdalene, WR6 5HH (ME)
Alvechurch, St Laurences Church, Bromsgrove  B45 7SB (GS)
Bushley, St Peters Church, Worcestershire GL20 6HT
City of Worcester Museum, Worcester, WR1 1TD (MS)
St Michael and All Angels Church, Croft Castle, HR6 9PW (AW) NEW
Kempsey, St Mary, Worcestershire (ME)
Flyford Favell, St Peters Church, Wychavon  WR7 4BS (GS)
How Caple, St Andrew and St Mary Church,  HR1 4SX
Holme Lacy, St Cuthberts Church (Redundant), HR2 6LX (JV)
Malvern, St Mary and St Michael (Priory), WR14 2AY (8 crosses) (LW)
Sarnesfield, St Marys Church, Leominster HR4 8RE
Stretton Grandison, St Lawrence Church,  HR8 2TW
White Ladies Aston, St John the Baptist, Wychavon  WR7 4QQ
Wormsley, St Mary, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 8LY (JV)
St. Mary’s in Guarlford, Malvern in Worcestershire NEW (NEW)

HERTFORDSHIRE

St Mary, Bayford,Hertfordshire, SG13 8PP
Christ Church, St Albans Road, Watford Hertfordshire WD24 5BD
St John the Evangelist, London Road, Bourne End, Dacorum HP1 2RU
St Botolphs Church, Eastwick, Hertfordshire CM20 2QY
St Peters Church, Gustard Wood, Hertfordshire AL4 8RT

ISLE OF MAN

Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man. (NEW)

KENT

Adisham, Holy Innocents, Kent (SD)
Beckenham, St Barnabus, Kent
St Mary, High Street, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AH (DM)
Chislehurst, Christ Church?, Kent
Cowden, St Mary Magdalene, Kent (SSJ)
Darenth, St Margaret of Antioch?, Kent
Dymchurch, Ss Peter and Paul, Kent
Elham, ???????,  Kent (SD)
Hawkhurst, Unknown, Kent (S ST J)
Herne, St Martin, Kent (SD)
Hythe, St Leonard, Kent
Ightham Mote, Chapel, Kent (MD)
Lydd, All Saints, Kent
Nackington, St Mary, Kent (SD)
Orlestone, St Mary, Kent (SS)
Petham, All Saints, Kent (JC)
Sandwich, St Peter, Kent
Shipbourne, St Giles, Kent (SStj)
Tunbridge Wells, St Barnabas. (SStJ)
Westwell, St Mary, Kent (SS)
Willesborough, St Mary the Virgin, Kent (MD)
St Marys Church, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0JD (NEW)

LEICESTERSHIRE

Belvoir Castle, Chapel, Leicestershire
Bisbrooke, St John the Baptist, Leicestershire
Hinckley, Hinckley and District Museum, Leicestershire
Market Overton, St Peters and St Pauls Church, Leicestershire
St Mary Magdalene, Church Rd, Peckleton, Leicester LE9 7RA
St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Walk, Leicester LE1 4LB

LINCOLNSHIRE

Brocklesby, All Saints, Lincolnshire
Glentham, St Peters, Lincolnshire
Long Sutton, St Marys, Lincolnshire
Nettleham, All Saints, Lincolnshire
North Scarle, All Saints, Lincolnshire

LONDON

Acton, St Albans Church, London
Acton, St Marys Church, London
Belgravia, St Michaels Church, Chester Sq, Belgravia, London (AH & SF)
Bow, St Mary and Holy Trinity Church Bow, London (AH)
Bromley, St Nicholas Church Chislehurst, London
Bromley, St Barnabus Church Beckenham, London
City of Westminster, St Edmund King and Martyr, Lombard Street, London
City of Westminster, The Guards Museum Wellington Barrack, London (SF)
Greenwich, St Michael and All Angels Church Woolwich, London
Hendon, RAF Museum, London
Hounslow, Hounslow Barracks, London
St Marys Church Abbots Kensington, London W8 4LA,
St Marys Church, The Boltons, Kensington, SW10 9TB
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
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.
All Saint’s Church, Putney, London SW15, UK (M)
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT (NEW)

MANCHESTER

Portland Basin Museum, Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester
Toc H, Manchester, Greater Manchester (LOST)
St Johns Free Church, Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester BL8 3PJ
St Mary the Virgin Church, Bury, Greater Manchester (MD & BG)
St Annes Church, Sale, Trafford, Greater Manchester (MD & BG)

OXFORDSHIRE

St Mary’s Church, Church St, Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4PY (MD & SB) Native
St Peter’s church, Stoke Lyne, Buckingham MK18 4AT
All Saints, Church Ln, Coleshill, Swindon SN6 7PT, (SF & AW)

St Mary the Virgin Church, Wootton OX20 1DX (8 crosses) (SF & AW)
St Peter and St Paul,  Deddington, Cherwell Oxfordshire OX15 0SA (GS)
St John the Baptist Church, Burford Oxfordshire OX18 4RY (SF & AW)
St Giles Church, Church Lane, Bletchingdon, Cherwell Oxfordshire OX5 3DL
St Peters Church, Broughton Poggs Oxfordshire GL7 3JG (SF & AW)
St Margarets Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6RX (SF)
Holy Rood Church, Cuxham Oxfordshire OX1 4LD
St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4PB (SF)
St Mary’s, Longworth, Oxfordshire. OX13 5DX (MS)

St Michaels Church, Finmere, Cherwell Oxfordshire MK18 4AT
Holywell Cemetery, Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 3PS (DM)
St Marys Church, Childrey, Vale Of White Horse Oxfordshire OX12 9PQ (AW)
St Peters Church, Cornwell, Oxfordshire OX7 6TT (SF & AW)
St Peters College, Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 2DH – Chavasse VC (JLV)
St Mary, Warkworth, Oxfordshire (SM)
St Nicholas Piddington, Oxfordshire (New – Propeller)

STAFFORDSHIRE

St. Mary and All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire
St Edwards’s church, Cheddleton, Staffordshire,
All Saints, Kings Bromley, Staffordshire
Penkridge, St Michael and All Angels, Staffordshire
All Saints, Sandon, Staffordshire
St Thomas, Walton-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire
Holy Trinity, Eccleshall (New) (MD & BG)

WARWICKSHIRE

Arrow, Holy Trinity, Warwickshire
Curdworth, St Nicholas & St Peter ad Vincula, Warwickshire
Knowle, St John Baptist and St Lawrence & Anne, Warwickshire (DA)
Marton Rugby, St Espitit, Warwickshire
Prior’s Hardwick, St Mary, Warwickshire
Rugby, Clifton Road Cemetery, Warwickshire
Royal regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Warwick, Warwickshire (GS)
Weston-under-Wetherley, St Michael, Warwickshire (GS)

TYNE & WEAR

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

WEST MIDLANDS

Solihull, St Alphege, West Midlands

YORKSHIRE

All saints, Barmston, Yorkshire
St Mary, York Rd, Strensall, York YO32 5UN
Minster, Beverley, Yorkshire
All Saints?, Bishops Burton, Yorkshire
St Chrysostom (Demolished), Bradford,  Yorkshire W
Priory Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire (TT)
Whitechapel, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire W
St Mary, Carlton Husthwaite, Yorkshire
St Timothys Church, Crookes – Sheffield, Yorkshire S
All Saints Church, Darfield – Barnsley, Yorkshire S (PR)
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, Halifax, Akroyd Park, Halifax HX3 6HG (AH)
Holy Trinity church, 10 King St, Hull HU1 2JJ NEW – (JL)
St Nicholas, Husthwaite, Yorkshire
St Andrews (Demolished), Listerhills – Bradford,Yorkshire W
Unknown*, Norton, Yorkshire
St Augustine, Kirkby Cleveland, Yorkshire N
St Peters, Redcar Cleveland, Yorkshire N (MH)
St Mary’s church, Rievaulx (PR)
St Charles Borromeo, 
12 Jarratt St, Hull HU1 3HB. (SM)
St Timothys Church, 138 Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 1NZ
St Michael’s Church, Garton-in-Holderness, East Yorkshire

SCOTLAND

Clackmannanshire (Scotland)

Clackmannan kirk, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire

Dumfries & Galloway (Scotland)

Castle Douglas, St Ninians, Dumfries & Galloway
Challoch Episcopalian Churchyard, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6RB.

Fife (Scotland)

Dunfermline, Cemetery, Fife

HIGHLAND (Scotland)

Kinlochmoidart, St Finnans, Highland
Invershin Cemetery, Sutherland, Scotland.

Ross-shire (Scotland)

Lekmelm, Ullapool, Ross-shire (DF)

SHETLAND

Melby, St Margarets Kirk, Shetland (LM via SG)
Hillswick Kirk, Village Centre, 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

WALES

Anglesey

Llanwenllwyfo  St.Gwenllwyfo’s Church, Anglesey

Blaenau Gwent

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

Cardiff

Firing Line museum, Cardiff. (A)

Ceredigion

Aberystwth,  Penygain Calvinistic Cemetery, Ceredigion
Cribyn, St Silins Church, Ceredigion

County Conwy

Trofarth Colwyn, St Johns Church, County Conwy

Gwynedd

Llys Ednowain Heritage Centre, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd (MD & BG)
(This is the Cross of Hedd Wyn – Ellis Humphrey Evans, the Welsh War Poet)
Bangor Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LH

Monmouthshire

Saint Andoenus Mounton, Chepstow NP16

POWYS

Crickhowell, St Edmund, Powys
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 (A)