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Great War Stained Glass Memorials to fallen.


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All Saints Church in Keighley has a WW1 memorial window to the men of the congregation who died in the war, although sadly I haven't got a photograph of it in our archives.

It is recorded in the IWM's UK National Inventory of war memorials.

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Just noticed this one. Here is a link to another window commemorating three brothers: http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/Memorials-Detail?memoId=108; all three within twelve months.

Here's one to an only child: http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/Memorials-Detail?memoId=157

Also, though not strictly relevant to this thread (not being a window), a memorial to five grandsons: http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/Memorials-Detail?memoId=125

Michael

Michael,

Many thanks for sharing those beautiful commemorative windows which are so poignant, particularly that to the three brothers killed in action, and how devastating for the Grandfather to have five Grandsons die.

I often feel that those who lost loved ones, took great comfort from seeing them commemorated within the beauty of those stained glass windows.

Regards,

LF

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Hadn't seen this thread before!

The memorial windows from Temple Street Methodist Chapel in Keighley. Now fully restored and in a beautiful display of stained glass in Cliffe Castle Museum. It's well worth a visit as they're all backlit and the colours are amazing. We also found the oak war memorial board with the names of the men earlier this year, it goes with these windows and it has recently been put on display at the museum:

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Andy,

Another great Keighly restoration project, to go with the WW1 memorial plaque you found and saved from being destroyed, such WW1 commemoratives are irreplaceable.

Regards,

LF

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An extremely well painted likeness of Lt. Roderick Hubert Gray, M.C., is portrayed in this memorial stained-glass window erected by his family, in St. Leonard's Church, near Colchester.

The excellent likeness, can be seen from his photograph.

For his bravery in action, Lt. Gray was awarded the Military Cross.

LF


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St Barnabas Church Ranskill near Blyth Notts. Part of stained glass memorial window to the local men who fell. Interestingly featuring Herbert Bullivant born in Whitwell in 1894 - who emigrated in Apr 1914 and enlisted in 19th Canadian Infantry Nov 1914 and survived the war. He visited Ranskill in 1925 , 1935 and 1950.

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Interestingly featuring Herbert Bullivant born in Whitwell in 1894 - who emigrated in Apr 1914 and enlisted in 19th Canadian Infantry Nov 1914 and survived the war. He visited Ranskill in 1925 , 1935 and 1950.

I wonder what his thought and actions were when he saw his name on the memorial for the first time - did he know he was on there before his visit?

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This is a memorial window in Worcester Cathedral to Captain George William Rolph. Worcestershire Regt.

Date of Death: 10/08/1915

Age:37

Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment attd. 9th Bn.

Panel Reference: Panel 104 to 113.

Memorial: Helles Memorial

Additional Information: Son of Emily Stratford Rolph, of "Claremont," 37, Knighton Drive, Leicester, and the late Col. W. M. Rolph (Leicestershire Regt.). Gazetted 7th Nov., 1900, to 1st Bn. West India Regt., and on disbandment appointed to Leicestershire Regt., 17th Jan., 1907, afterwards transferred to Worcestershire Regt.

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This is a memorial window in Worcester Cathedral to Major Ernest William Boyd-Moss. DSO - Worcestershire Regt.

Date of Death: 10/08/1915

Age:38

Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment 9th Bn.

Awards:D S O

Grave Reference:Sp. Mem. 2.

Cemetery: The Farm Cemetery ANZAC

Additional Information: Son of the late M. H. Moss, of Belsize, Worthing; husband of Mary E. G. Boyd-Moss, of 3, Paragon Parade, Cheltenham. Served in the South African war.

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St Barnabas Church Ranskill near Blyth Notts. Part of stained glass memorial window to the local men who fell. Interestingly featuring Herbert Bullivant born in Whitwell in 1894 - who emigrated in Apr 1914 and enlisted in 19th Canadian Infantry Nov 1914 and survived the war. He visited Ranskill in 1925 , 1935 and 1950.

I am sure that must have been something of a shock to Herbert Bullivant, and this is probably a unique example of such a mistake on a memorial window.

Regards,

LF.

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This is a memorial window in Worcester Cathedral to Captain George William Rolph. Worcestershire Regt.

This is a memorial window in Worcester Cathedral to Major Ernest William Boyd-Moss. DSO - Worcestershire Regt.

KB,

Two nice memorial windows, and not at all often that we see a ' Gallipoli ' commemoration.

Regards,

LF

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A couple more:- Lt Colonel Mervyn Henry Nunn - Worcestershire Regiment.

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Death: 10/08/1915

Age: 50

Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 9th Bn.

Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 7.

Cemetery: The farm Cemetry Anzac

Additional Information: Brother of Mrs. Ethel M. Fryer, of Walcot, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

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Laurence Barnard Carlton.

Rank: Private

Service No: 36562

Date of Death: 09/08/1915

Age: 22

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps 40th Field Amb. Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Panel Reference: Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328.

Memorial: Helles Memorial

Additional Information: Son of Sir Arthur and Lady Carlton, of Colehurst, Worcester.

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The "Old Choristers" - Worcester Cathedral.

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Herbert James Graham Gilmour

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Death: 19/09/1914

Age: 31

Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Bn.

Panel Reference:

Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of Ethel Blanche Price-Hughes (formerly Gilmour), of Red Hill, Worcester, and the late James Graham Gilmour. Served in the South African Campaign.

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Geoffrey Robert Wallace

Rank: Captain

Date of Death: 27/08/1917

Age: 21

Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 7th Bn.

Awards: M C and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches

Panel Reference: Panel 75 to 77.

Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.

Additional Information: Son of L. A. and M. K. Wallace, of 35, Lennox Gardens, Sloane Sq., London.

"2nd Lt. (actg. Capt.) Geoffrey Robert Wallace, M.C., 1 7th Bn. Worc. R., T.F.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company in a most gallant manner and succeeded in reaching his final objective. Later, he took over the whole battalion line and reorganised the defence of the captured position.

(M.C. gazetted January 26. 1917.)"

"2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) Geoffrey Robert Wallace, 1/7th Bn., Worc. R., T.F.

For conspicuous gallantry in action. He commanded a fighting patrol, with which he successfully raided an enemy trench, killing several of the enemy, and then withdrawing with slight casualties.".

"Near the Butte De Warlencourt 3.12.16".

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JOHN FRANCIS SARTORIUS WINNINGTON

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Death: 22/09/1918

Age: 42

Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 1st Bn. Cdg. 1st/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment

Awards: D S O, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Grave Reference: C. 31.

Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY

Additional Information: Son of the late Capt. John Taylor Winnington; husband of Joyce M. Winnington, of Boughton Park, Worcester. Served in the South African war.

"He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900. He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). He gained the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Worcestershire Regiment. He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches. He was Assistant Inspector of Recruiting in 1917".

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Worcester Cathedral Voluntary Choir and Guild.

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Ernest Grant Ede

Rank: Engineer Lieut Commander

Date of Death: 12/12/1917

Age: 35 Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. "Pellew."

Panel Reference: 24. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Additional Information: Son of Comdr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Ede, of Paignton, Devon, England; husband of Winifred Louise Ede, of Weber, Pembroke, Bermuda.

"On 11 December 1917 HMS Partridge accompanied by HMS Pellew and four trawlers left Lerwick for Bergen with a six ship convoy. At 1145 hrs on the 12th the convoy was attacked by four German destroyers. G.101, G.103,
G.104,and V.100. Partridge was hit almost immediately by a shell that severed her main steam pipe and left her lying dead in the water,

She did fire a torpedo, which hit V/100, but unfortunately this failed to explode before she was hit by a torpedo herself. Ranson gave the order to abandon ship and Partridge was then hit by a further two torpedoes The German
destroyers sank all six merchant ships and the trawler escorts and escaped under cover of bad weather, leaving the damaged Pellew as the only survivor."

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Hugh Stanley Wilson

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Death: 14/09/1915

Age: 30 Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 8th Bn.

Grave Reference: I. H. 19.

Cemetery: HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY

Additional Information: Son of the Rev. Canon James M. Wilson, D.D., (Vice-Dean of Worcester) and Georgina Mary Wilson, of 14, College, Worcester. He was a Cambridge graduate and Assistant Master at Rugby.

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Edward Wilson - South African Infantry.

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Death: 02/05/1916

Regiment/Service: South African Infantry 3rd Regt.

Grave Reference: B. 2.

Cemetery: STEENWERCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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EVELYN HERBERT LIGHTFOOT SOUTHWELL

Rank: Captain Date of Death: 15/09/1916

Age: 31

Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade 13th Bn. Panel Reference:

Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of the Rev. Canon Herbert Burrows Southwell, M.A., and Mrs. Annie Southwell, of 5.5, College Yard, Worcester.

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ARTHUR WHITMORE ISAAC

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Death: 07/07/1916

Age: 42 Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 5th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.

Panel Reference: Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of the late John Swinton Isaac, D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester. His brother, John also fell.

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ERNEST CHARLES FORBES WODEHOUSE

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Death: 12/03/1915

Age: 43

Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment 1st Bn.

Awards: D S O Panel Reference: Panel 17 and 18.

Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Additional Information: Son of the late Lt. Col. C. Wodehouse, C.I.E.; husband of A. Violet Wodehouse, of 11, Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, London.

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JOHN EDMUND VALENTINE ISAAC

Rank: Captain

Date of Death: 09/05/1915

Age: 35

Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn.

Awards: D S O, Mentioned in Despatches Grave Reference: XXXI. F. 13.

Cemetery: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

Additional Information: Served in the South African War. Son of the late John Swinton Isaac, D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester. His brother, Arthur also fell.

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F H J GRESWOLDE-WILLIAMS

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Death: 03/08/1917

Regiment/Service: Special List attd. 3rd/2nd Bn.

King's African Rifles Awards: Mentioned in Despatches

Grave Reference: 6. J. 18. Cemetery: DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY

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