J S Bools, C R K Bools, M Bools And G M Bools

Our reference
10974
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator

Current location

RAF Museum,Grahame Park Way,Colindale (hendon),Barnet,Greater London,NW9 5LL,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 220 903
Denomination: Unknown

Previous location

David Thomas Church,Belmont Rd,Bishopston, Bristol,Bristol,Avon,BS6 5BA,England
OS Grid Ref.: ST 590 749
Denomination: United Reformed,Congregational

Description

A two light stained glass window. Left light has the RAF badge at the head and depicts an airman in flying clothes with an aircraft behind him. Right light depicts a winged saint in red and gold robes, carrying a lance and wearing a winged helmet. Inscriptions are in upright capital lettering in panels at the foot of each light.

Inscription

Left light: JOHN STAFFORD BOOLS 1941/ CHARLES RONALD KERNICK BOOLS 1942/ MARTIN BOOLS 1943/ GEOFFREY MAURICE BOOLS 1945 Right light: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ FOUR BROTHERS/ KILLED IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR Interpretation board: BOOLS MEMORIAL WINDOW/ This West Country family memorial commemorates the deaths of four brothers/ in operational or test flights during the Second World War./ Sergeant John Bools No. 77 Squadron 18 April 1941/ Warrant Officer Charles Bools No. 105 Squadron 9 October 1942/ Sergeant Martin Bools No. 115 Squadron 22 November 1943/ Warrant Officer Geoffrey Bools No. 308 Maintenance Unit 1 May 1945/ The window was designed and made in 1946 by A W Robinson RWA FMGP, and formed part of the/ glazing of the David Thomas United Reform Church in Bristol. It was removed from the church in/ 1983 when the building was declared redundant./ It was presented to the RAF Museum by Mrs Elizabeth Woods, the sister of the brothers.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 4
Served and returned: 0
Died: 4
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,year died,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Window
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stained Glass
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

RAF Museum

Reference

LIGHT PERPETUAL: AVIATORS' MEMORIAL WINDOWS by BEATY, DAVID 91-92 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:AIRLIFE PUBLISHING LTD 1995 101 LONGDEN ROAD, SHREWSBURY SY3 9EB

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