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Carne Cross Gloucester Cathedral
Carn cross. Gloucester Cathedral. 1951. Lt Col J.P.Carne V.V., D.S.O. Commander 1st Battalion The Gloucester Regiment (28th.61st) was prisoner of war in Pyn-Chong-Ni, North Korea. He made the cross from local Korean stone using only two nails and a primitive hammer. The sides of the cross he smoothed by rubbing them upon the concrete step of the school house in which he was housed. The cross was first used at the communion service in the POW camp, Christmas 1951. It is now displayed in Gloucester Cathedral. Approx height: 5 1/4 inches (13 1/2 cm), Weight: 400 grams.