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 researching and searching. 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 (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 (LS)
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 (JR & MD) 2 crosses
St Augustines, Westbury, Buckinghamshire (SM)
St Mary Magdalene, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire WW2
St Michaels Church High Street Stewkley (NEW) (JS)
Viney House TA Centre in Aylesbury (NEW)
St Michael’s Church, Aston Clinton  (NEW)
St Mary Magdalene Church, Latimer (NEW)
St Mary’s Church, Moulsoe (NEW)
St John the Baptist Church, The Lee, Great Missenden (NEW)
St Mary’s Church, Wendover (NEW)

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire

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 PE28 0RT (Church closed)
Bassingbourn barracks (inside gates) Old North Rd, SG8 5LX (WW2 USAAF)
St Andrew, Kimbolton, Cambs – possible modern replica cross made of scrap wood? (M)

Channel Islands

St Peter Port, Parish Church, Guernsey

County Durham

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

DERBYSHIRE

St Michael and All Angels, Hathersage, Derbyshire (SA & JN)
All Saints Church, South Wingfield, Derbyshire (RR)
St Peter and St Pauls, Old Brampton, Derbyshire (JN)
Holy Cross Church, Upper Langwith – Bolsover Derbyshire (JN)
St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston On Trent,  Derbyshire (RR)
St Matthews, Church Ln, Morley, Ilkeston DE7 6DE (Rev GM)
St. Giles’ Church, Church Lane, Killamarsh, Derbyshire S21 1JY (RR)

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
All Saints Church, Prittlewell, Southend On Sea Essex SS2 5PA
Mc Westcliff URC, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex SS0 8PP
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Central Museum (Stored  – Supplied)
Epping United Reform Church, Lindsey Street, Epping Essex CM16 6RE (ESCOM)
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
All Saints church, Chigwell. Possible propeller cross (NEW)

HAMPSHIRE

Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire (AMack)
Holy Cross, Binstead, Hampshire (AN)
All Saints, Crondall, Hampshire (JV)
All Saints, East Stratton, Hampshire (JV)
The Royal Military Police Museum, Fareham, Hampshire (TB)
St Mark, Farnborough, Hampshire (AM) (believed missing or lost)
All Saints, Fleet, Hampshire
St Peter, Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire
St Swithun, Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire (JV)
All Saints, Hursley, Hampshire, SO21 2JB
John the Baptist, Ichen Abbas, Hampshire (JV – believed missing or lost)
St John, Lockerley,  Hampshire (MD)
St John the Evangelist, Northington, Hampshire
St Wilfrid, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ss Mary and Michael, Stoke Charity, Hampshire (JV)
Winchester Cathedral, The Crypt, Hampshire (Supplied by Cathedral – EH)
Hospital of St Cross, Winchester, SO23 9SD (NEW)

HEREFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE

Mary Magdalene, Alfrick, WR6 5HH (ME)
St Laurences Church, Alvechurch, B45 7SB (GS) (missing?)
St Peters Church, Bushley, Worcestershire GL20 6HT
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 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, Wormsley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 8LY (JV)
St. Mary’s in Guarlford, Malvern in Worcestershire (NEW)

HERTFORDSHIRE

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 (JR & MR)
St Peters Church, Gustard Wood, Hertfordshire AL4 8RT
St Mary, Bayford,Hertfordshire, SG13 8PP (Believed missing or lost)

ISLE OF MAN

Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man. (NEW) (AC – Partial)

LEICESTERSHIRE

Belvoir Castle Chapel, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire (TS – enquired – no marker)
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
St Mary Magdalene, Church Rd, Peckleton, Leicester LE9 7RA (T)
St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Walk, Leicester LE1 4LB (TS) – Checked, believed destroyed
Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, Newark House, Leicester (NEW) (TS -awaiting)
Western Park, Leicester (Private family cross) (NEW) (T)

LINCOLNSHIRE

Brocklesby, All Saints, Lincolnshire
Glentham, St Peters, Lincolnshire
Long Sutton, St Marys, Lincolnshire
Nettleham, All Saints, Lincolnshire
North Scarle, All Saints, Lincolnshire
The Museum of Technology, Throckenholt, Spalding. PE12 0QR (NEW – GERMAN)

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)
City of Westminster, St Edmund King and Martyr, Lombard Street, London (MR & JR)
City of Westminster, The Guards Museum Wellington Barrack, London (SF)
Greenwich, St Michael and All Angels Church Woolwich, London
Hendon, RAF Museum, London (supplied)
Hounslow, Hounslow Barracks, London
St Marys Church Abbots Kensington, London W8 4LA, (MD)
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)
St John’s Church, Broadway, London E15 1NG, UK (NEW)

STAFFORDSHIRE

St. Mary and All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire (LC)
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 Thomas, Walton-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire (RR)
Holy Trinity, Eccleshall (New) (MD & BG)
St Stephen Great Haywood Staffordshire NEW (RR)

TYNE & WEAR

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

WEST MIDLANDS

Solihull, St Alphege, West Midlands (AMJ)

YORKSHIRE

All saints, Barmston, Yorkshire (TS & JP)
St Mary, York Rd, Strensall, York YO32 5UN (TC)
Minster, Beverley, Yorkshire (PS)
All Saints, Bishops Burton, Yorkshire (JM)
St Chrysostom (Demolished), Bradford,  Yorkshire W
Priory Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire (TT)
Whitechapel, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire W
St Mary, Carlton Husthwaite, Yorkshire (TC) Missing/doesn’t exist
St Timothys Church, Crookes – Sheffield, Yorkshire S
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 Andrews (Demolished), Listerhills – Bradford,Yorkshire W
Unknown*, Norton, Yorkshire (JP)
St Augustine, Kirkby Cleveland, Yorkshire N
St Peters, Redcar Cleveland, Yorkshire N (MH)
St Mary’s church, Rievaulx (EN – partial complete)
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) (supplied)
Pockley St John the Baptist, Ryedale, North Yorkshire. (NEW – Partial complete)
Liddle Collection, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds Leeds (NEW)
Ashworth Barracks Museum, Doncaster, S Yorks. German made WW2 (NEW)
Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, York, YO8 4PU (NEW) Partial (JS)
St Mary’s Church, Lowgate, Hull, HU1 1EJ NEW (JS)

 

SCOTLAND

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannan kirk, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire (JR & MR)

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

Blaenau Gwent

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

Cardiff & South Glamorgan

St John the Baptist Church, Llanblethian, Cowbridge CF71, UK (LR)
Firing Line museum, Cardiff. (A)

Ceredigion

Aberystwth,  Penygain Calvinistic Cemetery, Ceredigion Unknown location (EJ)
Cribyn, St Silins Church, Ceredigion
Capel y Garn Cemetery, Bow Street, Aberystwyth. Outside (EJ) NEW

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
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 the United Kingdon

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)

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?

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

 

 

New Zealand