PTE. F.C.B. COWARD
Location address: Leatherhead Parish Church (St Mary & St Nicholas), Church Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BD
Details on cross:
Crossbeam: 510102. PTE. F.C.B. COWARD, A Coy. 1st/14th Bn., London
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): tags
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 940mm
Cross beam width: 413mm
Width of wood: 22mm
Thickness or depth: 65mm
Mounting to wall: Nail
Detailing: see photos
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): 70mm (some cut off?)
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): staining – see photo
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): unfinished?
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): good
Notes and observations: (optional)
See attached photos
CWGC database: 510102 Private Francis Charles Brockett Coward, A Coy. 1st/14th Bn., London Regt. (London Scottish), who died on Thursday 29th August 1918, age 26. [In fact the cross in the Tower says his unit was 1/4 Londons.]
Private Coward is buried in the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Cemetery at Ecoust St Mein, in the Pas de Calais, grave reference V.K.21.
Note: tags say 1/4 London.
Survey courtesy of: Frank Haslam, Parish Archivist, Parish of Leatherhead PCC
Date of survey: 29/04/17