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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Maxstoke
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19061
Current location

Roadside wall of Churchyard,
St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard
Church Lane
Maxstoke
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B46 2QW
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 23580 86892
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
As viewed from Churchyard : Two-stepped rectangular base surmounted by a squat, square sectioned plinth with stop-chamfered upper vertical edges. Incised inscriptions on plinth faces & upper step with certain aspects of plinth inscription in relief. Rising from the plinth is a wooden support-framed square sectioned cross, attached to which, is a bronze, crucifixion figure of Christ. From roadside view, the two memorial base steps are merged as one large flush-fronted step & slightly recessed back into a section of Churchyard wall.
Inscription
Plinth, Churchyard face : ERIC PERCY COVENTRY BACK / CAPTAIN OF H.M.S. NATAL / GAVE HIS LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY / DECEMBER 30TH 1915 AGED 45 YEARS / Upper step, Churchyard face : This cross was placed here / to the memory of Captain E.P.C. Back R.N. and of Violet / his wife who died with him Plinth, roadside face : SIC DEUS DILEXIJ / OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS / OF ALL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / Steps, roadside face : Lord all pitying Jesu Blest / Grant them Thine eternal rest / These Maxstoke men gave their lives / in the service of their Country / during the Great War 1914-1918 / (6 NAMES) / R.I.P.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Antrobus, Alfred P.
Ashby, Albert E.
Back, Eric Percy Coventry
Brookes, Joseph R.
Goode, William E.
Lyner, John E.
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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