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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Woodspring
Town
Backwell
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir George Oatley
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 30 March 1997
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12802
Current location

In churchyard
Backwell Church
Backwell
Woodspring
Avon
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 490 680
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In the grounds to the north of Backwell Hill House
    on the hillside overlooking Backwell.
    Backwell Hill House
    Backwell
    Woodspring
    Avon
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Crucifix with mounted Christ figure. Cross is mounted on a plinth and stone base which enars a metal dedicatory plaque.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MOST HAPPY REMEMBRANCE OF /PAT/ (WILLIAM PATRICK GARNETT)/ AGED 22/ A MUCH LOVED ELDEST SON AND BROTHER KILLED/ ON THE WESTERN FRONT WHILST FLYING OVER THE GERMAN LINES ON MARCH 30TH 1917/ ALSO IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ CHRISTOPHER GEORGE BALL/ AGED 26 OF THE 12TH BN GLOSTER REGT/ SECOND GARDENER ON THIS PLACE/ KILLED AT GUILLEMONT SEPT 3RD 1916/ WILLIAM HENRY LOCK/ AGED 18 OF THE 2ND WESSEX R.E./ GARDEN BOY ON THIS PLACE/ KILLED AT DICKEBUSCH MARCH 5TH 1915/ IN HIS LOVE AND HIS PITY HE REDEEMED THEM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, Christopher George
Garnett, William Patrick
Lock, William Henry
See details for all 3 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1997: Relocated to churchyard and restored.
Costs

Comments: Commissioned and paid for by Patrick Garnett's father, William Garnett. William Garnett owned Backwell Hill House.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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