2lt J F And 2lt R J Mead

Our reference
14691
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator

Current location

St Peters Church,St Peters St,St Albans,St Albans,Hertfordshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 150 070
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Stained glass window depicting a knight kneeling in prayer, with his horse grazing nearby in a grassy field with daisies. Mounted below the window is a light brown marble tablet with details of the Mead brothers. The crests of the Royal Fusiliers and Winchester College are at the centre of the inscription. The tablet has an integral curved frame and is supported by two wall brackets.

Inscription

Tablet: In Loving Memory of FREDERISK MEAD who died August 11th 1915/ Aged 58 years & of his two Sons/ JOSEPH FREDERICK MEAD/ 2nd Lieut 4th Battn The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College &/ Sandhurst, joined his regiment March 1914./ Killed defending the Nimy Ridge/ at Mons on Sunday 23rd August 1914/ Aged 22 years/ ROBERT JOHN MEAD 2nd Lieut/ 8th Service Battn. The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College/ received his commission August 1914/ Died at Armentieres Hospital Aug 2nd 1915/ from wounds received on Sunday Aug 1st/ Aged 19 years/ 'E'en as they trod that day to God so walked they from their birth,/ In simpleness and gentleness and honour and clean mirth,' Rudyard Kipling.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 2
Served and returned: 0
Died: 2
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,age of death,relationships
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Tablet
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: height 690mm , width 117mm
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Component

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

History

1918, August 3rd: Application for a faculty to take out the plain glass and replace it with stained glass Sacrifice. June 13th: Application for a faculty for the tablet.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: Paid for by Mrs Mead as a memorial to her husband and to her two sons who were killed in France in the First World War.

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Vestry minutes

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