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- 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.
- 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?
- 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
- First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 6
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forename
Order of information: surname
- First World War (1914-1918)
- Listing information
- This memorial is not currently listed. Find out how to nominate this memorial for inclusion on the National Heritage List for England
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- Captain PC Black and Men of Maxstoke Memorial Cross
- WMO ID: 170760
- Condition: Fair [last updated on 24-11-2018]
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- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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