The Battle of Loos Memorial Cross

The Loos Memorial Cross is held today in a cupboard at the St Stephen's Memorial Chapel, Bow Church
The Loos Memorial Cross is held today in a cupboard at the St Stephen's Memorial Chapel, Bow Church
Names on the Loos Cross
Names on the Loos Cross
Poplar and Stepney Rifles - First World War flag
Poplar and Stepney Rifles - First World War flag
St Stephen's Memorial Chapel
St Stephen's Memorial Chapel
In October 2015, members of Bow Church took the Loos Cross back to Dud Corner, Battle of Loos.
In October 2015, members of Bow Church took the Loos Cross back to Dud Corner, Battle of Loos.

Today St Mary’s Church Bow is home to a wooden cross erected on the battlefield of Loos in northern France. It bears the names of 13 men who died there in October 1915. Most were members of the Poplar and Stepney Rifles.

Clive Elderton and Andrew Sargent’s The Bow Church Memorial Cross and the Battle of Loos, 1915: St Stephen’s, St Mary’s and the Poplar and Stepney Rifles tells the story of the ‘Poplars’ who fought and died at Loos, and the journey of the Loos Cross from France to St Stephen’s, North Bow, and then to St Mary’s. To learn more about this go to publications

First World War

ACKLAND, Joseph 1883–26.10.1915

CLARKE, Percy Hubert 1891–28.10.1915

HAMP, George 1886–29.10.1915

PARKER, Benjamin (corrected from PARMES, B) 1898–27.10.1915

REYNOLDS, William Henry 1886–28.10.1915

ROBINSON, Henry Ernest 1895–28.10.1915

ROWLAND, Arthur James (corrected from REYNOLDS, A) 1886–26.10.1915

SHORT, Albert Frederick 1894–26.10.1915

TURPIN, Victor 12.5.1897–27.10.1915

VOWELL (corrected from Towel), Henry 1897–26.10.1915

WARD, Richard Albert 1894–26.10.1915

WELLS, Albert Edward 1892–26.10.1915

WORMLEIGHTON, Albert William 1894–26.10.1915

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