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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Rood or rood loft
District
Alyn And Deeside
Town
Hawarden
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott ARA RA
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th April 1916
    Attended by: Bishop of St Asaph
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13448
Current location

ALSO AT CHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY
St Deiniols Church
Church Lane
Hawarden
Alyn And Deeside
Clwyd
CH5 3LT
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 310 650
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WOODEN ROOD ABOVE THE CHANCEL WITH A CRUCIFIX FLANKED BY THE VIRGIN AND ST JOHN. ALSO A WHITE MARBLE TABLET INLAID INTO A SANDSTONE PILLAR WITH INSCRIPTION. GLADSTONE WARDS OF CHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY ALSO PART OF THIS MEMORIAL
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO REMEMBER A GALLANT SOLDIER / PURE IN HEART AND EVER LOYAL TO DUTY / WORTHY OF THE HONOURED NAME HE BORE / WILLIAM GLYNNE CHARLES GLADSTONE / LIEUTENANT ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS / LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY OF FLINT / MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT / THE HOLY ROOD ABOVE THIS CHANCEL ARCH / WAS RESTORED BY HIS MOTHER AND SISTERS / WHILE BY HIS TENANTS AND MANY FRIENDS / FROM FAR AND NEAR / THE GLADSTONE WARDS OF THE CHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY / WERE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE YOUNG SQUIRE OF HAWARDEN / WHO WROTE IN WORDS & WROUGHT IN DEEDS / IN THE TRENCHES IN FRANCE . HIS LIFE'S BEST MOTTO / "IT IS NOT THE LENGTH OF EXISTENCE THAT COUNTS BUT WHAT / IS ACHIEVED DURING THAT EXISTENCE HOWEVER SHORT" / LESS THAN THIRTY YEARS BUT CROWNED WITH THE LOVE / THAN WHICH NO MAN HATH GREATER / HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / NEAR THE LAVENTIE APRIL 13TH 1915 / "HE WAS A VERAY PARFIT GENTIL KNYGHTE" / GOD REST HIS SOULE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gladstone, William Glynne Charles
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,additional
    Order of information: forename,rank,regiment,additional,place of death,year died
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Rood
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=671332
  • A.Bruce, The Cathedral 'Open and Free'. Dean Bennett of Chester (Liverpool, 2000)
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service Pg 124-125,. 01. 133 - 137 photocopy
  • Source: Image Library Published:NISBET & CO LTD 1918 LONDON

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