Capt B R Winthrop-smith

Our reference
58887
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 4th March 1916

Current location

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

Description

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.

Inscription

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

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,relationships
Order of information: Unknown

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 4th March 1916
Attended by: Bishop of Derby

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

Notes

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.

Reference

History of the window and an explanation of the symbolism titled 'Description of Stained Glass Window'.

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