Captain Arthur Tylston Greg

Location: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

Details on cross:





Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): 4 GRU tags.

Cross dimensions (millimetres please)

Shaft Height: 965.2mm.

Cross beam width: 533.4mm.

Width of wood: 76.2mm.

Thickness or depth: 50.8mm.

Other information

Mounting to wall: The cross is not on display and is currently stored in the archives at Quarry Bank Mill.

Detailing: It is a large cross in the celtic style.

Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): There is marked deterioration towards the bottom of the cross where it has been inserted into the ground.

Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): 355.6mm.

Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Rough painted white wood.

Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): There is a split across the shaft just over half way down the cross.

Notes and observations: Captain Arthur Tylston Greg was born in 1895 and educated at Rugby School. He was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment in August 1914, and fought at the 2nd battle of Ypres in 1915 where he was badly wounded having been shot through the jaw by a German sniper. He spent three months recovering and was then promoted to Captain in November 1915. In 1916 he joined the Royal Flying Corps, but was fatally shot down in April 1917. He is buried in Jussy Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France.

Survey and photographs courtesy of Beverley Goodwin and Margaret Draycott
Date of survey 12/4/17
Grateful thanks to Ally from Quarry Bank Mill who kindly arranged access for us to visit the archives.