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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
East Cambridgeshire
Town
Swaffham Prior
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MESSRS G MAILE & SON LTD (Artist)
Thomas Figgis Curtis (Designer)
Mr Charles P Allix (Designer)
Miss Cecily Allix (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 December 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 December 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3573

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Current location

48
St Mary's Church
High Street
Swaffham Prior
East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB25 0LD
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 56803 63934
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three light window. They begin by showing the call to war and end by showing Christ in glory when there shall be no more war. In between are illustrations depicting weaponry and scenes form the war, listed below. Panels of glass depict: Window 1: The call to war; shell factory; a howitzer; liquid fire; a zeppelin; a tank; a German aeroplane (a spad); a field telegraph; a captured dug out. Window 2: Motor field kitchen; trans-Sinai pipeline; YMCA hut; a German submarine mine layer; a British submarine; sinking of the Lusitania; red cross hospital; military chaplain; statue of liberty. Window 3: Christ the good shepherd; ploughing; rural activities e.g. farming; parable of the sower; sheep, cattle and camels feeding; watering sheep; harvesting; threshing by oxen; Christ in Majesty.
Inscription
Plaque for Window 1: WAR/ WAR WAS DECLARED ON THE 4TH OF AUGUST 1914/ THESE WINDOWS WERE INSERTED TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR AND THE/ MEN OF SWAFFAM PRIOR WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF/ WOUNDS OR DISEASE FIGHTING NOBLY FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY/ AGAINST THE AGGRESSION AND BARBARITIES OF GERMAN MILITARISM Plaque for Window 2: (names in 3 columns)- 2ND MEMORIAL WINDOW/R.I.P./WAR/R.I.P. Plaque for Window 3: PEACE/ PEACE WAS SIGNED ON THE 28TH JUNE 1919/ THE LORD SHALL GIVE STRENGTH UNTO HIS PEOPLE/ THE LORD SHALL GIVE HIS PEOPLE THE BLESSING OF PEACE PSALM 29 V10/ THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS IN THE AISLES OF THIS CHURCH WERE/ INSERTED IN 1902 AND FOLLOWING YEARS TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF/ GOD AND ADORNMENT OF HIS HOUSE/ THEM THAT HONOUR ME I WILL HONOUR AND THEY THAT DESPISE ME SHALL/ BE LIGHTLY ESTEEMED 1 SAM.2 30 WW2 Plaque- 1939-1945/[names in 2 columns]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allix, Peter Loraine
Atkinson, F Ivor
Benmstead, Percy Senior
Benstead, Arthur
Benstead, John Alfred
Benstead, Perecy [junior]
Brown, William J
Bullman, A Jack
Camps, C Harry
Flack, J Edmond
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment/service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: height 1820MM, width 590MM
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £120

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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