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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Belfast
Town
Belfast
County
Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
James Powell and Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd (Designer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43521

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Description
STAINED GLASS SINGLE LIGHT WINDOW WITH FIGURE OF JOSHUA WITH THE SUBJECT BELOW OF CALEB AND THE SPIES, ETC., RETURNING FROM THE PROMISED LAND WITH FRUIT.
Inscription
BE THOU STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS/TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROBERT ERNEST READE, D.S.O., LIEUTENANT 1ST BATTALION KING'S ROYAL RIFLES, THE WINDOW ABOVE IS DEDICATED. HE SERVED IN THE BATTLE OF TALANAHILL, THE RETREAT FROM, AND THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH, AND RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AT THE BATTLE OF WAGON HILL. A YEAR AFTER THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, WHEN IN THE NORTH-EAST TRANSVAAL UNDER COLONEL CAMPBELL,A.D.C., COMMANDING 1ST BATTALION KING'S ROYAL RIFLES, HE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED IN AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE BOERS AND DIED A FEW DAYS AFTER. A MONUMENT MARKS THE SPOT NEAR BOSHMAN'S PAN. ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE OF MIDDELBURG, WHERE HE WAS LAID BY HIS COMRADES. BORN 18TH APRIL 1879, DIED 4TH FEBRUARY 1901.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Glass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 309 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

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