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Women Of The Empire - WW1 Window

WM reference
30648
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 24 June 1925
  • Dedicated : 24 June 1925
Current location

York Minster
Deangate
York
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7JA
England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 60331 52179
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Restoration of the 13C 'Five Sisters Window', which is a five light stained glass window, completed. The window was re-leaded, cleaned and re-fixed throughout. Dedicatory inscription placed below the window.

Inscription

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE WOMEN OF/ THE EMPIRE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE EUROPEAN/ WAR OF 1914- 1918

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 24 June 1925
Attended by: Duchess of York

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 24 June 1925
Attended by: Archbishop of York

History

1916: The window was removed due to the threat of Zepplin raids. The memorial committee was charged with restoring and replacing the window in memory of women's sacrifices during the First World War.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: Cost was met by subscriptions from c32,000 women, including Princess Mary.

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 157 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Our website 30649 http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.30649/fromUkniwmSearch/1

Reference

Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents and Sound EN1/1/ROL/005 http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1020001978

Reference

Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents and Sound EN1/1/ROL/001 http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1020001974

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