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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Mendip
Town
Wells
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
James Powell and Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th November 1903
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF SOMERSET
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th November 1903
    Attended by: Bishop of Bath and Wells
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1415

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Current location

Wells Cathedral
Wells
Mendip
Somerset
BA5 2UE
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 550574581
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three large two light windows depicting numerous saints and military heroes. Five panels of dedicatory glazed ceramic tablets with inscription painted on below the window. L-R: Royal arms; arms of bishop of bath & wells; badges of Somerset Regt; arms of lord-lieutenant and dean of wells L-R: king Ena; king Egbert; king Alfred; Edward the Elder; Athelstan; Edgar the Peaceful L-R: girdle of truth; breatsplate of righteousness; sandals of peace; shield of faith; helmet of salvation; sword of the spirit L-R: Abraham; Moses; Joshua; Gideon; Davis; Jonathan & Nehemiah; Judas Maccabeus & the centurions of the gospel; king Arthur; king Edmund; a crusader; Edward the black prince; Henry v; prince Rupert; admiral Blake, wellington; general Nicholson; general Gordon
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SOMERSET REGIMENT WHO FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902, FROM THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET 1903 (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 205
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 205
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Ceramic
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CATHEDRAL
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 186 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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