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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
East Northamptonshire
Town
Polebrook
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Ashanti Wars (1823-1900)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: June 1896
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60868
Current location

On the south wall of the south transept,
All Saints' Church
Hemington Road
Polebrook
East Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
PE8 5LT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 06843 87047
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three-light stained glass window: the tracery depicts the emblems of the Royal Horse Guards and the 2nd Life Guards; the centre light depicts Jesus, holding an England pennant, standing above two seated Roman soldiers; the first and third lights depict saints. Beneath the window is the associated brass plaque, with the engraved dedication in black and red lettering.
Inscription
Brass plaque : THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY HIS WIFE / IN FOND MEMORY OF COLONEL J. S. FERGUSON COMDg 2nd LIFE GUARDS / WHO DIED JAN 11th l885 AGED 50 AND OF HER ELDEST SON / MAJOR VICTOR FERGUSON ROYAL HORSE GUARDS WHO DIED ON SERVICE / IN ASHANTEE JAN 8th l896 AGED 31 / MISERERE MEI DEUS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ferguson, Victor John Fergus
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Commemorations
  • Ashanti Wars (1823-1900)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename and surname, regiment, place and date of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: height 2500mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2mm, height 250mm, width 1030mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Sophia (Lady Paston Cooper), mother of Major Victor Ferguson.
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference
  • Stamford Mercury published 17/1/1896, page 4: reported at length the death on 8/1/1896 of Major Victor J F Ferguson of Polebrook Hall, stating he had died of fever at "Prahsu", while serving in the Ashanti Expeditionary Force. A description of his funeral and burial at Prasu Cemetery were included in the report. Nottinghamshire Guardian dated 27/6/1896 (page 5): reported that "A beautiful memorial window has just been placed in the south transept of Polebrook Church, Oundle to the late Major Victor Ferguson, who died in Asganti, and his father, Colonel J S Ferguson, by Lady Paston Cooper, of Edenbridge, Hemel Hempstead".

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