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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Hitchin
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st July 1922
    Attended by: Rev Dr R ST John Parry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3803
Current location

Boys School Library
Grammar School Walk
Hitchin
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG5 1JB
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 18419 29522
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stained glass windows. The large central window depicts winged victory bearing a symbolic torch and laurel wreath. At her feet is a kneeling soldier planting a wooden cross. In the centre of the lower part of the window there is a medallion of a seated mother reading to her child. Both side windows show a classical stone tablet surmounted by the school crest with draped grieving women on both sides. At the bottom of each is a swagged shield with the dates 1914-1918.
Inscription
Centre Window: THOSE WHOSE/ NAMES ARE RECORDED/ HERE WERE SONS OF THIS SCHOOL WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND./ AT THE CALL OF KING /& COUNTRY THEY/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM,/ ENDURED HARDNESS,/ FACED DANGER &/ FINALLY PASSED OUT/ OF THE SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE,/ GIVING UP THEIR OWN/ LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREE/ DOM AND INHERIT/ PEACE. Side Windows: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, E H P
Barker, M T
Bowman, H
Bowman, H J
Brown, N A
Carryer, C I
Cornwell, J G
Darrington, W A
Edwards, W W
Ellis, T W
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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