To the eternal memory of the men of SHUDY CAMPS who died in the service of their country
Six men in the Great War of 1914-1919

The Chancel screen was provided in 1921 by subscriptions from the whole parish in memory of those belonging to Shudy Camps who were killed in the Great War -

The East window, three lights, based on a James Clark painting, and attributed to George Parlby, it commemorates the two sons of the Vicar at the time, Canon Thornton.

Part of this commemoration is a capital brought home from the ruins of the Cloth Hall in Ypres.

The stained glass window in memory of Frederick Edward Thornton, Major, Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed whilst commanding an Indian regiment near Baghdad and Archibald Clement Thornton of the Canadian Contingent who was killed in Flanders, was placed in the east end by their father, Canon Thornton, and their brothers, Major B.M. Thornton, late Seaforth Highlanders and Gerard F. Thornton of 9, Mincing Lane, London in 1920.

The window, designed by George Parlby, has three lights
The centre light is an adaption of the beautiful picture, called "The Last Sacrifice" by James Clark. The inscription under it is, "Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows".
The left-hand light represents the Diala River where the last great battle with the Turks was fought and is inscribed, "To the Glory of God and the memory of Frederick Edward Thornton 105th Mabratias, before the war Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed in Mesopotamia, March 25th 1917. Aged 37 years."
The right-hand light represents the ruins of the Cloth Hall at Ypres destroyed by the Germans in the war. Inscribed, "To the memory of Archibald Clement Thornton, Canadian Contingent, killed at Bailleul, November 22nd, 1915 aged 29 years.".
The inscription over the whole window is: "Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."

St Mary's Church, Shudy Camps

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.