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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
South Kesteven
Town
Ropsley
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20581
Current location

PARISH CHURCH
Main St
Ropsley
South Kesteven
Lincolnshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 993 343
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
THREE LIGHT DEPICTS THE DECEASED IN FULL UNIFORM, BARE HEADED WEARING MAE WEST AND PARACHUTE HARNESS. WITH RAF WINGS AND SQUADRON BADGE, AND IMAGE OF HIS DOG
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF A BELOVED/ YOUNGER SON WILLIAM PHILIP DALES OF LITTLE HUMBY/ WHO DID NOT RETURN FROM AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT/ OVER OSTEND 5TH NOVEMBER 1941 AGED 22/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • LIGHT PERPETUAL: AVIATORS' MEMORIAL WINDOWS by BEATY, DAVID 36, PL 14 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:AIRLIFE PUBLISHING LTD 1995 101 LONGDEN ROAD, SHREWSBURY SY3 9EB

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