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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Basingstoke
Town
Burghclere
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Martin Travers (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 12th June 1946
    Attended by: Field Marshall Lord Montgomery
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40346

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Current location

Window is NTrN
Church of the Ascension
Church Lane
Burghclere
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG20 9HX
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 46976 61031
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two light memorial window commemorating Captain Richard Elkington. One light has St. George and the other St. Richard of Chichester. Below a kneeling soldier and coats of arms,
Inscription
(MEMORIAL TO LIEUT. COLONEL JOHN FORD ELKINGTON D.S.O., KILLED ON 27TH JUNE 1944, AND HIS YOUNGER SON RICHARD) BECAUSE I LIVE / Y SHALL / LIVE ALSO R F / 1930 / 1936 / R G 1936 / 1939 THE LORD / GAVE AND / THE LORD / HATH / TAKEN AWAY / BLESSED BE / THE NAME OF / THE LORD In proud and loving / memory of / Richard Ford Rew Elkington / Capt: The Rifle Brigade / born at Adbury Holt in this / Parish 22.V.1918 / died of would near Bou Atrada / Tunisia 19.I.1943 The Gift of his parents.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Elkington, J. F.
Elkington, Richard Ford Rew
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Gift of his parents

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Stained Glass Windows at Ascension Burghclere, Hampshire www.stainedglassrecords.org/Ch.asp?ChId=10361
  • The Sketch - Wednesday 12 June 1946 (picture) F.-M. LORD MONTGOMERY with ELIZABETH and JEAN DES VOEUX after he had unveiled memorials at Burghclere Church to their grandfather, Lt.Col, J. F. E. Elkington, D.S.O., father, Sir Richard des Voeux, Bt., and uncle, Capt. R. F. F. Elkington.
  • A brief history of The Church of the Ascension, Burghclere www.ubbnes.org.uk/building/history.htm "In 1943 two lights by Martin Travers one depicting St George and the other St Richard of Chichester were placed in the north wall of the north transept."

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