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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Peterborough
Town
Peterborough
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Bodley, Burlison and Grylls Ltd, George Frederick Bodley RA (stained glass window), Messrs Barkentin and Krall
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th September 1903
    Attended by: Field Marshall Lord Roberts VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th September 1903
    Attended by: Bishop of Peterborough
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8476
Current location

It is the stained glass window on the west wall
directly above the main entrance to the Cathedral. The six associated brass plaques hang beneath it
three on either side of the main door.
Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts
Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE1 1XS
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 19333 98644
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
1) Magnificent ten-light stained glass window: the five lower lights depict St George (holding a sword and spear); Joshua (wearing a blue robe); Archangel Michael (holding a sword and the scales of judgement, standing above the Coat of Arms of the Deanery); Gideon (holding a rod and fleece); St Alban (wearing a priest's cloak over his Roman breastplate and holding a spear). The five upper lights depict Peada (the first King of Mercia, and founder of Peterborough Abbey AD650); St Paul (one of the Patron Saints of the Cathedral, holding the sword of the Spirit); St Peter (chief Patron Saint of the Cathedral, holding the keys to the Kingdom, standing above the diocesan Coat of Arms); St Andrew (Patron Saint of the Cathedral, holding a saltire cross); Aethelwold (tenth century Bishop of Winchester, holding a crosier and a model of Peterborough's second Abbey, which he founded AD965). The perpendicular tracery has depictions of angels. 2) Six associated brass plaques: Above each of the plaques is the Coat of Arms of one of the principal towns of Northamptonshire. The first plaque records the dedication; plaques 2-6 record the names of the fallen.
Inscription
1st plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF / BRAVE MEN, INHABITANTS OF THIS COUNTY AND / OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF PETERBOROUGH, WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR SOVEREIGN AND / COUNTRY DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO / 1902, THE WESTERN WINDOW OF THIS CATHEDRAL / WAS FILLED WITH STAINED GLASS AD1903. / THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED ON THESE TABLETS 2nd plaque: (Names) 3rd plaque: (Names) 4th plaque: (Names) 5th plaque: (Names) 6th plaque: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abel, F
Allen, E.g.
Andrew, E
Andrew, H
Andrews, J
Bailey, W
Barker, A.f.
Barringham, W
Barron, C
Battison, T
See details for all 195 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 195
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 195
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname within each regiment.
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Church Authorities
Reference
  • Peterborough and Huntingdonshire Standard published 3/10/1903: report of the unveiling. For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 160-161 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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