Spalding - Gleed & Harvey Memorial Window

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Reference WMO/263283


St Mary and Nicholas Church

The Vista


PE11 2RA


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Highly detailed three light stained glass window with tracery light above. figures depicted in each of the light. dedicatory inscription at the base of the lights at quotation inscribed across the tracery lights. Figure of Christ with the crown of life is depicted in the centre light with two cherubs at his feet holding the edge of his robes. St Michael is depicted in the left light with a knight kneeling at his feet with sword in hand. face could be of Lieut Gleed. shield carried by St Michael carries the R.F.C motto. At the base of the light is the badge of the R.F.C. St George is depicted in the right light with knight kneeling at his feet. Face of the knight is of Capt Harvey who holds a helmet in one arm and a sword on the other. Badge of the Lincolnshire Regiment is depicted at the base of the light
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Main lights: To the Glory of God and in ever loving memory of Lieut. John Victor Ariel Gleed R/F/C/. who gave his life fighting over German lines July 7th 1917 aged 20 years/ and of Capt Charles Lowis Harvey, Lincolnshire Regt. who died may 10th 1917 of wounds received in action in France Tracery lights: Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life

Note from Cheryl Arnold: John Ariel Gleed was the Brother -in- Law of Captain Harvey, Mrs Harvey was a Gleed and Sir John Gleed their Father was an important man in Spalding. He was on the Council a JP and the Secondary Schools were called the Sir John Gleed schools one end for girls the other for boys.

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