Second-Lieutenant Basil Charles Lovell Umney

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Reference WMO/299877


St Matthias Church

Church Road


TW10 6LS


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Stained glass window
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Stone Alabaster
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Two pairs of stained glass windows in the Lady Chapel, with an alabaster tablet beneath. The windows depict Saints Alban, Martin, George and Michael. St George has the face of Second-Lieutenant Umney, evidently taken from the same photograph that was published in the Illustrated London News on 9th September 1916.
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To the glory of God, and in loving memory of Basil Charles Lovell Umney, Second-Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, the beloved and only child of Percy and Ethel Jane Umney, of Richmond, killed in action in the battle of the Somme on July 23rd, 1916, aged 19 years; at rest in the village of Longueval. "Qui Procul Hinc qui ante diem Perut, sed Miles, sed Pro Patria."

Basil Charles Lovell Umney

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