Henry Wynter Blathwayt
St Peter’s Church
Details on cross:
MAJOR H W BLATHWAYT
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): GRU tags, stamped metal strips
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 1150mm
Cross Beam Width: 410mm
Width of wood: 57mm
Mounting to wall: One screw through top part of shaft
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): Dark staining on bottom section of shaft.
Surface Insertion depth: 340mm
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): unfinished
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): ok, with dirty end
BLATHWAYT, H W
Date of Death: 30/11/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery “A” Bty. 74th Bde.
Grave Reference: II. A. 26.
Cemetery: ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES
Additional Information: Husband of H. W. Blathwayt, of Drewsborough, Denville, Havant, Hants.
Henry W. Blathwayt (cousin of Robert Blathwayt of Dyrham) killed in action 11 Nov 1917, buried in Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres. Henry’s wife, Elizabeth, was staying at Dyrham when the news came, and for the rest of her life she could not bear to hear the screech of the Dyrham peacocks, as it brought back that moment.
Link to info on Dyrham website
Survey and photographs courtesy of Kathryn White, Measurements and second set of photos Samantha Fryer with thanks.
Date of survey: 1/1/2017