WW1 Battle Cross

Simple wooden crosses marked the graves of soldiers where they fell on The Western Front in WW1. As permanent grave stones were erected, the markers were offered to relatives.

The wooden grave marker from the battlefields of the Great War is for 510102 Private Francis Charles Brockett Coward, A Coy. 1st/14th Bn., London Regt. (London Scottish), who died on 29th August 1918, age 26.

Private Coward is buried in the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Cemetery at Ecoust St Mein, in the Pas de Calais, grave reference V.K.21.

He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and (posthumously) the 1914 Star Medal.

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