Portuguese First World War Memorial

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Reference WMO257987

Address:

St James Church

61 Pope’s Grove

TWICKENHAM

Richmond

London

TW1 4JZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
Materials:
  • Glass Stained Glass
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two stained glass windows designed and created by Caroline Benyon FMGP. One window is dedicated to the Portuguese fallen of the First World War and the other to Dom Manuel II the last King of Portugal. A plaque beneath describing the Windows.
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THESE WINDOWS COMMEMORATE THE PORTUGUESE DEAD OF THE GREAT WAR AND THE HUMANITARIAN WORK OF KING MANUEL II A PARISHIONER OF ST JAMES’S THEY WERE DESIGNED BY CAROLINE BENYON FELLOW OF THE MASTER GLASS PAINTERS THEY WERE UNVEILED BY HE MANUEL LOBO ANTUNES AMBASSADOR OF PORTUGAL AND FIELD MARSHAL LORD GUTHRIE GCB AND BLESSED BY RT REV JOHN WILSON TITULAR BISHOP OF LINDISFARNE ON 9th APRIL 2018 THIS WAS THE CENTENARY OF THE BATTLE OF LYS WHEN PORTUGUESE AND BRITISH UNITS FOUGHT ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER

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