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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
St Albans
Town
St Albans
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
LOUIS DAVIS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14691
Current location

North aisle
north wall
east.
St Peters Church
St Peters St
St Albans
St Albans
Hertfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 150 070
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stained glass window depicting a knight kneeling in prayer, with his horse grazing nearby in a grassy field with daisies. Mounted below the window is a light brown marble tablet with details of the Mead brothers. The crests of the Royal Fusiliers and Winchester College are at the centre of the inscription. The tablet has an integral curved frame and is supported by two wall brackets.
Inscription
Tablet: In Loving Memory of FREDERISK MEAD who died August 11th 1915/ Aged 58 years & of his two Sons/ JOSEPH FREDERICK MEAD/ 2nd Lieut 4th Battn The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College &/ Sandhurst, joined his regiment March 1914./ Killed defending the Nimy Ridge/ at Mons on Sunday 23rd August 1914/ Aged 22 years/ ROBERT JOHN MEAD 2nd Lieut/ 8th Service Battn. The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College/ received his commission August 1914/ Died at Armentieres Hospital Aug 2nd 1915/ from wounds received on Sunday Aug 1st/ Aged 19 years/ 'E'en as they trod that day to God so walked they from their birth,/ In simpleness and gentleness and honour and clean mirth,' Rudyard Kipling.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mead, J
Mead, R
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 690mm, width 117mm
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
1918, August 3rd: Application for a faculty to take out the plain glass and replace it with stained glass Sacrifice. June 13th: Application for a faculty for the tablet.
Costs

Comments: Paid for by Mrs Mead as a memorial to her husband and to her two sons who were killed in France in the First World War.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Vestry minutes

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