Lincoln - Men of St Marks [Lost]


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Reference WMO264852

Address:

St Marks Street

Lincoln

England

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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Description: Stained glass window
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two stained glass windows symbolical of the Crucifixion and Resurrection were unveiled by Captain H.I.W. Neville, R.N. and dedicated by the Vicar of St Marks (The Rev. T.H.Chatterton) before Matins on Sunday. [15th September 1921] The memorial is placed in two eastern most widows of the nave on the North and South sides. The south window is to the memory of the fallen of St. Marks eleven in number. In the centre light is a representation of the Crucifixion with the inscription below "To the glory of God and in memory of those of St. Mark's who have fallen for us in the Great War", in the side lights are the figures of the blessed Virgin May and St. John above which are angels holding scrolls with the Christmas message "Peace and Goodwill" whilst at the base of the lights are the names of the fallen: H.E. Calvert; W. Gee; R. Goodwin; V. Gregory; J. Greves; J.R. Johnson; A Matthews; E Scott; B. Thorpe; J.A.Turner; A. Willis. The sept-foil in the head of the window represents St. George and the Dragon. The north window depicts the Resurrection in the centre light, and the side lights are filled with figures of angels and sleeping soldiers, the head of the window portraying the Ascension. At the base of the window is the 33rd verse of St John's Gospel and the inscription "To the glory of God, and in gratitude to those of St. Mark's who fought for us in the Great War" Windows executed by Messes Morris and Sons of Merlow, Surrey, at a cost of about £350 the whole of which sum has been raised, a small surplus being devoted to the organ fund. Lincolnshire Chronicle 10th September 1921 Note the church was demolished in 1972, it stood in St Mark's Street.
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