Memorial Window


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Reference WMO217184

Address:

The Guildhall

High Wycombe

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Other
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Installed in 1923, this window was a gift to the Town of High Wycombe from Charles Raffety who commissioned it from the designer, Arthur Dix. It depicts a white-robed figure of peace welcoming home a soldier from the Great War and adorning him with a laurel wreath. Around the central design are the badges representing each of the following regiments in which local people had served: The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry; The Hampshire Regiemtn; The Royal Field Artillery; The Kings Royal Rifles; The Royal Warwickshire Regiment;The Red Cross; The Royal Territorials; The Royal Bucks Hussars; The Royal Berkshire Regiment; the Royal Fusiliers; The Gloucestershire Regiment; and The Army Service Corps.
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Welcome Home Well DoneIn grateful remembrance of the patriotic services Of the five thousand men of Wycombe who fought In the Great War 1914-1918 and were spared to return.

Charles Raffety (donor of the window)

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