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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Newcastle Under Lyme
Town
Betley
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd April 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28452

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Current location

St Margaret's Church
Church Lane
Betley
Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
CW3 9AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 75563 48461
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Central light 1: The Last Communion before the battle - in the open by a wayside crucifix - in the distance a wrecked French cathedral. Chaplain who is portrayed is a portrait of the Bishop of Lichfield, J A Kemphorne) Light above: Our Lord in glory holds a wreath of live leaves: and on a scroll is "Be thou faithfull unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life" Rev 2-10 Left hand light: Clergyman offering war intercessions in a church in England - parents, young wife, child and others present. Light above: Two angels bearing scroll with "Prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God.” Acts 12 -5. Right hand light: A Red Cross Hospital in France - wounded soldier, two Nurses, a Surgeon and Orderly. Light above: Two angels with scrolls, "They also shall pray unto the Lord" Eccus 38-14. And "Ye have done it unto me" Matt 25-40. Tracery lights: Badges of the Bedfordshire Regiment, Coldstream Guards, Sherwood Foresters, North Staffordshire Regiment, Cheshire Regiment and Royal Artillery (units in which Betley men served)
Inscription
THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD; AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BETLEY WHO BORE THEIR PART IN THE GREAT WAR, ANNO DOMINI 1914 / "WHEN THE HOUR IS DARKEST COME WHAT MAY / THE SOUL IN US IS FOUND, AND SHALL NOT DIE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
PART OF CENTRAL PANEL OF WINDOW WAS REPLACED IN 1999 FOLLOWING DAMAGE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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