St Matthews Church,Junction Of Asher Lane And Main Road,Pentrich,Amber Valley,Derbyshire,DE5,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 380 520
Denomination: Church of England
Stained glass window with three elaborate central lights. The figure of a Saint is depicted in each of the three lights: St George (left); St Michael (centre), pointing to the banner of the Cross and vanquishing the Dragon enemy; St Louis (right). The inscription is beneath the figures and across the three lights.
HE HATH/ DELIVERED/ MY SOUL IN/ PEACE/ FROM THE BATTLE/ THAT WAS/ AGAINST/ ME To the Glory of God and/ in loving memory of/ our son Bernard Winthrop Smith, Captain 1st/ Scots Guards
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,relationships
Order of information: Unknown
Date: 4th March 1916
Attended by: Bishop of Derby
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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Details: Unknown or N/A
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St Louis and St George are the warrior Saints of France and England respectively. According to an unknown publication, the saints take no part in the combat, referring to Heaven. The figure of St Louis is modelled on a portrait by Giotto in Florence.
History of the window and an explanation of the symbolism titled 'Description of Stained Glass Window'.
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