Memorial details

Memorial type
Battlefield cross or marker
District
Adur
Town
Sompting
County
West Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56570

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Current location

On east wall of north transept
St Mary the Blessed Virgin Church
Church Lane
Sompting
Adur
West Sussex
BN15 0AZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 16156 05645
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wooden battlefield cross with metal labels and associated brass plaque.
Inscription
Cross: GRU/ 1Gb/ CAPT. L. B. TRISTRAM/ 2ND LEICESTERS/ 17.11.14 Plaque: LANCELOT BARRINGTON CROFTS TRISTRAM/ CAPTAIN 2nd LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT/ AND OF BALLIOL COLLEGE BORN MARCH/ 17th 1882. THE ELDEST SON OF SAMUEL/ BARRINGTON AND BLANCH ELLEN TRISTRAM/ OF SOMPTING ABBOTTS KILLED IN ACTION/ NEAR BETHUNE, FRANCE OCT. 31st 1914.RIP
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Tristram, Lancelot Barrington Crofts
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Battlefield Cross or Marker
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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