Gascoyne Cecil Brothers

Our reference
14723
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator

Current location

ST ETHELDREDAS CHURCH,Hatfield,Welwyn Hatfield,Hertfordshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 234 088
Denomination: Church of England

Description

STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH THREE LIGHTS, A FIGURE IN EACH LIGHT LEFT LIGHT: ANGEL REPRESENTS TRIAL AND SACRIFICE WITH THE CROWN OF THORNS CENTRE LIGHT: ANGEL REPRESENTS VICTORY AND TRIUMPH IN THE RESURRECTION WITH THE TORCH RIGHT LIGHT: ANGEL REPRESENTS CHRISTIAN DUTY WITH THE BAPTISM OF AN INFANT INTO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE THE FIGURES ARE SET AGAINST THE BRIARS OF LIFE AND THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. AT THE TOP OF THE WINDOW ARE THE SERAPHIM AND CHERUBIM. INSCRIPTION IS INSCRIBED AT THE BASE OF THE WINDOW IN THE GLASS

Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF RUPERT EDWARD GASCOYNE CECIL BORN JANY 20TH 1895 KILLED IN ACTION JULY 11 1915 AND OF RANDLE WILLIAM GASCOYNE CECIL BORN NOVR 28TH 1889 KILLED IN ACTION DECR 1ST 1917 AND OF JOHN ARTHUR GASCOYNE CECIL BORN MARCH 28TH 1893 KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 27TH 1918 I LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME (LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 3
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 3
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,year died,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Window
Condition: Unknown
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

Private
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

WINDOW WAS PRESENTED IN 1920 BY JAMES, FOURTH MARQUESS OF SALISBURY, IN MEMORY OF HIS THREE NEPHEWS. THEIR FATHER WAS LORD WILLIAM CECIL, THEN BISHOP OF EXETER. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN RECTOR OF HATFIELD

Notes

Randle William Gascoyne Cecil was killed at Cambrai on December 1 1917.

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