Frank William Sykes Memorial Window

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Reference #252345

Address:

St Mary's Church,

Kirkgate,

Tadcaster

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Metal Lead
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The memorial is a stained glass window in the west end of the north aisle of the church. The window is a five light window, in the tracery above the window are 8 shields of the Commonwealth and Home nations. The flags of U.S.A., Belgium, France & Japan are in the top of the outside lights. The figures in the lights (from L to R) are 1. An Archangel, 2. A Knight being awarded his helm by an angel, 3. A figure of Christ giving a blessing, 4. A figure of a Knight being given the sword of truth and the shield of faith, 5. A figure of an angel awarding a crown. There is a suggestion in the church that the figures of knights are meant to be Sykes and Charlesworth, referring to the less realsistic figure of Charlesworth. A band crosses the base of the five lights "Take unto you the whole armour of God" & "I will give thee a crown of life". The window is not listed in the IWM’s War Memorials Register, although memorial no. 71854 in Tadcaster Cemetery is also to Frank William Syskes.
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This window is dedicated to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Frank William Sykes Lieut:, R.F.A. 242nd Army Brigade who fell in action on 14th March, 1918 in the Great War 1914 - 1918, and was laid to rest in La Clytte Cemeteary, West Flanders, only son of William & Agens Ann Sykes. Also to Percy Grace Charlesworth, Private 5th Battalion Seaforth Higlanders, who frll on the 6th September 1917.

Frank William Sykes; Percy Grace Charlesworth;

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