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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Stratford On Avon
Town
Stratford Upon Avon
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
C E Kempe & Co Ltd (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 August 1901
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 August 1901
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19436

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Current location

South aisle,
Holy Trinity Church
Old Town
Stratford Upon Avon
Stratford On Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6BQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 2008654324
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three light stained glass window with associated plaque. The centre lights represent figures of St sebastian, St Oswald and St Maurice. in the lower portions are depicted scenes of St Oswald's battle at Hevensfeld, as recorded in Bede's History (Book iii, chapter 2). These figures and subjects were selected on the ground that among the Saints they found many who were honoured with the title, not so much for their ascetic lives and daily personal attendance on divine mysteries and work, but because they had embraced the cause of truth and right in God's name, and had laid down their lives in the cause to the advantage of others, both in their own and subsequent times.
Inscription
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF A GALLANT SOLDIER/ RICHARD FORDHAM FLOWER,/ ONCE CAPTAIN OF THE STRATFORD ON AVON VOLUNTEERS/ AND SUBSEQUENTLY LIEUTENANT/ IN THE WARWICKSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR HIS/ QUEEN AND COUNTRY./ BORN ON SEPTEMBER 13th 1867. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT HAMMOND'S KRAAL,/ ON THE 20th DAY OF AUGUST 1900./ LEAVING AN EXAMPLE OF OBEDIENCE/ TO THE CALL OF DUTY TO THE MANY FRIENDS AND COMRADES/ WHO SO DEARLY LOVED HIM./ "TILL IN ALL LANDS AND THROUGH ALL HUMAN STORY, THE PATH OF DUTY BE THE WAY TO GLORY."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Flower, Richard Fordham
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age at death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Glass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James p.221 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • The Times 21 August 1901 p.4 col.a Unveiling by Sir Arthur Hodgson, high steward of the borough and honorary colonel of the Warwickshire Regt of Volunteers. dedication by the Rev. G Arbuthnot, vicar of Stratord Upon Avon.

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