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Current location

South Transept,
St. Mary's Church
High Street
Rushden
East Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
NN10 0QU
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 95771 66526
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
South transept forms the Memorial Chapel. East window memorial to 1914-1918 dead, represents triumphant conquest of suffering. Christ on the Cross is alive. On his face the light of victory, on his brow the crown of Glory, not of thorns. His wounds radiate Glory. His hand, though nailed, outstretched in blessing. Around him, grouped in adoration, The Virgin Mary (women), St. Nicholas (sailors), the Centurion (soldiers), St. Luke (medicine). Above are emblems & Coats of Arms of regiments in which Rushden men served. Names inscribed on panelling. Names of 1939-45 casualties on panels. Total of 24 gold coloured painted wooden insets in the wood-panelled walls of the Memorial Chapel. WW1 inscription in form of hangings painted on panel.
Inscription
1st. inscription : IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/ OF THE MAJESTY OF / GOD, AND AS A PERPETUAL / MEMORIAL OF THE MEN / OF RUSHDEN WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR. / THIS CHAPEL WAS / COMPLETED AND SET / APART IN THE YEAR OF / OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST / 1919 / THEY FOUGHT FOR THEIR / COUNTRY, FOR HONOUR / AND FOR VIRTUE. / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE 2nd. inscription : WITH THANKFULNESS / TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR / OUR GREAT DELIVERANCE / DURING THE YEARS / 1939-45, / AND IN MEMORY OF / THOSE OF THE TOWN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / "FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH" CIVILIAN TOWNSFOLK / WHO DIED AS THE / RESULT OF ENEMY ACTION
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, William
Ager, Arthur
Allebone, Horance A
Allen, Arthur G
Allen, Charles R
Allen, Walter
Archer, Fred J
Archer, Roland A
Ashby, Thomas
Ashford, Edward
See details for all 400 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 403
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 403
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 148
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 148
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: height 450 mm, width 205 mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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