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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Caradon
Town
St. Winnow
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Anglo-Zulu War (1879), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1880
    Attended by: Relatives and friends of the fallen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26114

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Current location

Lady Chapel
St. Winnow Church
St. Winnow
Caradon
Cornwall
PL22 0LF
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 11535 56976
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three-light stained glass window depicting the scene of the Resurrection. Jessu in the centre light flanked by angels in the left and right lights. Angels are swathed in inscribed banners. Two tracery lights featured above depicting St. Stephen and St. Alban. Dedicatory brass plaque below window on sill with incised inscription in black lettering.
Inscription
Window, left light, banner: O DEATH/ WHERE/ IS THY STING?/ O GRAVE, WHERE/ IS THY VICTORY? Window, right light, banner: THANKS/ BE TO/ GOD WHICH (sic)/ GIV/ ETH US THE/ VICTORY TH/ROUGH OUR/ LORD/ JESUS CHRIST. Plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVED MEMORY OF TEIGNMOUTH MELVILL/ LIEUT AND ADJT 1.24TH REGT. WHO DIED IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE,/ SAVING THE QUEEN'S COLOUR OF HIS REGT. FROM FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF/ THE ZULUS AT ISANDLANA, THE 22ND JANUARY 1879. ACCOMPANIED AND/ NOBLY AIDED BY LIEUT. COGHILL 1.24TH REGT. THEY TOGETHER SUCCEEDED IN/ REACHING AND CROSSING THE BUFFALO RIVER, BUT IN EXTREME EXHAUSTION;/ AND THEIR BODIES WERE FOUND SOME DAYS AFTER. THEY WERE INTERRED/ WITH CHRISTIAN RITES BY BRITISH HANDS, AND A CROSS MARKS THE SPOT WHERE/ THEIR BODIES LIE, IN NATAL ON THE BANKS OF THE BUFFALO./ "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH." REV.11.10./ THIS WINDOW ERECTED BY HIS FATHER, EASTER 1880
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Anglo-Zulu War (1879)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, place of burial, manner of death, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, place of burial, manner of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Philip Melville (father of Lieutenant Melville)

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