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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Macclesfield
Town
Wilmslow
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
WILLIAM MORRIS & CO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53344
Current location

St Bartholomew's Church
Church Lane
Wilmslow
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK9 1AW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 84797 81492
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three number 3 Light Stained Glass Windows REPRESENTING WAR, VICTORY AND PEACE SHOWING KNIGHTS IN ARMOUR GOING TO WAR/ HAVING WOUNDS TENDED/ AND STANDING WITH CHRIST. This is the official description- The War Window-This illustrates three phases in the career of the good soldier; the left panel, the going into the light valorously, full of courage and high endeavour: the right panel, the suffering consequent on War, also the sympathy of comrades; the centre panel, the reward, our Lord's acceptance of the life given, and the reception into Paradise. In the hands of the figures above are palms of victory; underneath are the words "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." The Victory Window-This illustrates the triumph of good over evil. The figure of St Michael conquering Satan, is supported by figures of angels with symbols of omnipotence, the cross and sceptre. On either side are angels heralding the victory and otherwise animated with joy and thanksgiving. The words beneath: "They loved not their lives unto the death" remind us of the price paid by many for victory. The Peace Window-In the centre light is the figure of Christ which needs no comment. On the left are soldiers returned from war offering thanks to Him who giveth the victory, and on the right are various symbolical figures; a mother and child meaning "Regeneration"; a figure with open book, "Education"; a figure with square and compasses "Reconstruction"; a figure with fruit and corn "Plenty". The children in the foreground symbolises the "new life", the new generation, sharing with each other the joys of life. Beneath are the words "Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord" The names and dedication are on two brass plaques-one for each conflict. ABOVE the INSCRIPTION ON the WW1 Plaque ARE ENAMELLED ROYAL ARMS FLANKED ON EACH SIDE BY A WHEATSHEAF
Inscription
WW1 Plaque-TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ THE THREE WINDOWS REPRESENTING "WAR", "VICTORY" AND "PEACE"/ HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE NORTH/ AND SOUTH AISLES OF THIS CHURCH/ (NAMES) WW2 Plaque- 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adshead, Arthur
Ainsworth, Cyril
Antrobus, William
Ashton, Eli
Austin, Harold
Austin, Samuel
Bacon, Phyllis
Baddeley, Maurice Edward
Bailey, Arthur
Bailey, Harry
See details for all 177 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 129
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 129
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: height 790MM, width 1060MM
    Materials: Brass
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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