St Teilo's Church


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Reference WMO/271706

Address:

Merthyrmawr Road

Merthyr Mawr

CF32 0LS

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Three very large, stained-glass windows decorate the walls of the church. Two windows depict a biblical image of a soldier bending the knee towards an angel/ saint, while the last image is of a soldier dressed in full knight's armour, holding a sword and shield. The windows commemorate those who served and fought during the First World War. There are also two metallic plaques located around the inner church dedicated to Basil Rice Nicholl and John William Harford Nicholl who both fell during the war.
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Stained window with a white dove: In loving memory of Major O. Glyn Davies/ 1912-1990 . Solicitor . his wife Stella . 1912-1991 ./ his brother John Davies . 1922-1949 . & their/ father Idris E. Davies . 1889-1957 . Builder ./ As the sun sets you are always in our thoughts Stained window of a priest with a chalice: What reward shall I giver unto/ the Lord: for all the benefits that/ He hath done unto me? I will receive/ the cup of salvation :and call upon/ the Name of the Lord Underneath: To the Glory of God: a Thank offering/ for the safe return of one who fought in France & Flanders 1916-1918 Stained window of a Knight: FORTITUDE Underneath: To the Glory of GOD and in memory of/ (Names)/ who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 Plaque: IN/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ (Name)/ 2ND BATTALION WELCH REGIMENT./ ELDER SON OF/ (Name)/ BORN OCTOBER 24TH. 1892./ KILLED WHILST LEADING HIS MEN AT GHELUVELDT/ IN BELGIUM, WHERE HE LIES BURIED/ OCTOBER 29TH. 1914./ "DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRAI MORI" (Translation: "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country.") Plaque: IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ (Name)/ MAJOR 2ND K.E.O. GOORKHAS./ SON OF/ (Name/ COM. 1ST BATT. THE RIFLE BRIGADE./ KILLED AT DUJAILAH, MESOPOTAMIA./ ON THE 8TH MARCH 1916. WHILE IN COMMAND/ OF THE 1ST BATT. OF HIS REGIMENT.

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