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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Penwith
Town
Hayle
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Curtis, Ward & Hughes (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
50843
Current location

ST ELWYNS CHURCH
Hayle
Penwith
Cornwall
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 559 376
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SINGLE LIGHT STAINED GLASS WITH FIGURE DEPICTED IN THE LIGHT. DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE PLACED ON THE WINDOW LEDGE BENEATH THE WINDOW. FIGURE OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST IS DEPICTED IN THE LIGHT WITH TWO ANGELS DEPICTED ABOVE HIM
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ SERGT. JOHN RICHARDS/ DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE FOR HIS KING AND COUNTRY/ IN EAST AFRICA JULY 1916 AGED 27 EYARS/ BURIED AT MBUYUNI/ AND OF HIS LITTLE DAUGHTER AGED 5 MONTHS/ DIED AT JOHANESBURGH OCT. 6 1916/ THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED BY HIS WIFE, FATHER, MOTHER/ SISTERS AND BROTHER OF WEST TERRACE, HAYLE/ "HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE, WHO SINK TO REST/ WITH ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S WISHES BLEST."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Richards, John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,place of death,forename,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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