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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Rugby
Town
Rugby
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS JOHN HALL AND SONS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th February 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19519
Current location

St. Matthew's Church (Dis-used)
Warwick Street
Rugby
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 3DN
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50140 75027
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two, single light stained glass windows with figure in each light. Dedicatory bronze plaque next to the window. In the left light is the figure of David flanked by columns within which smaller figures representing faith, holy fear, hope and wisdom. In the right light is the figure of Timothy also flanked by columns with smaller figures within it representing Charity, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. Text at the top and bottom of the window.
Inscription
Plaque : THE ADJOINING WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE / GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO AS BOYS AT OAKFIELD SCHOOL BILTON ROAD WORSHIPPED / IN THIS CHURCH AND GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / (NAMES) Left light, top : IT IS GOD THAT GIRDETH ME WITH THE STRENGTH OF WAR / FAITH ... HOPE / HOLY FEAR ... WISDOM / DAVID Right light, top: IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM / CHARITY ... FORTITUDE / JUSTICE ... TEMPERANCE / TIMOTHY Left window, base : Greater love hath no man than this Right window base : that a man lay down his life for his friends
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aron, E M
Bridges, R
Bryce-smith, N J
Caruth, J G
Case, R
Coren, E W
Crane, C E
Durno, R
Eaton-shore, J
Fitch, Douglas
See details for all 42 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: rank,decorations
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 4 mm, height 735 mm, width 983 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Window
    Measurements: height 2160 mm, width 715 mm
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
The Church is now de-commissioned. The congregation moved to St. Oswald's Church, Lawford Road, Rugby several years ago. The fate of the building & memorials are unknown as at June 10th 2016. The condition of the memorials has been reviewed, June 10th. 2016.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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