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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
York
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47831

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Current location

St Lawrence's Church
Lawrence Street
York
York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5BZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 61208 51253
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three light stained glass window with figurative scene depicted at the top of the lights, a single figure at the base of the centre light and inscription below that. City of Amiens, the Town of Albert and Thiepval Wood are depicted at the base of the left hand light and the City of York is depicted at the base of the right hand light.
Inscription
Across window:"FOR THE LAMB WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF OUR THRONE SHALL FEED THEM" / "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I/ WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE."/ Left light, at base: AMIENS / ALBERT / THIEPVAL WOOD/ IN MEMORY OF THE/ NOBLE AND SAINTLY/ LIVES OF THOMAS ABLESON/ HARPLEY, M.A., OF/ ST JOHN'S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE,/ Centre light, at base: AT ONE TIME VICAR OF THIS/ CHURCH AND OF/ HIS SON ROBERT ABLESON/ HARPLEY, LIEU 5TH BATTALION,/ K.OY.L.I., WHO FELL FIGHTING/ IN THE BATTLE OF THE/ Right light, at base: SOMME, JULY 6TH 1916./ THIS WINDOW/ WAS PLACED HERE BY/ THEIR LOVING WIFE AND/ MOTHER, HENRIETTA/ PARTRIDGE KNOX.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Harpley, Robert Ableson
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
2001: ONE SMALL PANEL IS BROKEN AND ONE SMALL PANEL IS CRACKED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • FACULTY DATED 21 AUGUST 1929: FACULTY BOOK 11/18 (BORTHWICK INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF YORK)

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