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Second Lieutenant G C Armstrong and Men of the Parish WW1

WM reference
41431
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

St James the Less Church
Church Road
Pangbourne
Newbury
Berkshire
RG8 7AS
England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 63422 76424
Denomination: Church of England

Description

THREE LIGHT STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH FIGURES DEPICTED IN THE LIGHTS. INSCRIPTION AT THE BASE FIGURE OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS IS IN THE CENTRE LIGHT. ACROSS THE BASE OF EACH LIGHT IS A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE CONSISTING OF KNIGHTS, HOLY WOMEN AND A SOLDIER AND A SAILOR. THE UNION FLAG AND THE AMERICAN FLAG ARE DEPICTED AT THE TOP OF THE LEFT LIGHT AND UNKNOWN BANNERS ARE DEPICTED AT THE TOP OF THE RIGHT LIGHT

Inscription

WINDOW: DEDICATED IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR MCMXIV - MCMXIX PLAQUE: IN PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING TO GOD AND TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ GEORGE CARLYON ARMSTRONG 2ND LIEUTENANT 1ST BATTALION COLDSTREAM GUARDS/ WHO FELL IN ACTION AT GUINCHY ON JAN 25 1915 AGED 18 YEARS AND OF ALL THOSE IN THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ THIS EAST WINDOW IS THE WORK OF KARL PARSON AND WAS ERECTED BY SIR GEORGE AND LADY/ ARMSTRONG IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON GEORGE CARLYON ARMSTRONG, THEIR NEPHEW PHILIP/ ARMSTRONG AND MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH A WAR/ MEMORIAL, THE THEME OF THE WINDOW IS PEACE.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Armstrong, George Carlyon
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Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 1
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Window
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
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

Unknown or N/A

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