The memorial in St Mary's Church consists of three windows each with two lights. These six lights show scenes from the war, medical care and peace.
The names of the fallen and dedications are on brass plates on the wall below the windows. Some of words used have attracted attention in this PC age, but at the time no doubt Mr
Allix, having paid for the windows, was determined to put his views of the war for all to see.
The magnificent stained glass windows in St Mary's Church deserve a separate
page of their own here.
top of window one (zeppelin) "THOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID FOR THE TERROR BY NIGHT"
top left of window one (flamethrowers) "AND SIGNS IN THE EARTH BENEATH BLOOD & FIRE & VAPOUR OF SMOKE"
top right of window one (tank) "BUT THE MAN THAT SHALL TOUCH THEM MUST BE FENCED WITH IRON"
window one, light one lower (call to arms) "PROCLAIM YE THIS AMONG THE GENTILES PREPARE WAR WAKE UP THE MIGHTY MEN"
window one, light one centre (shell factory) "WHATSOEVER THY HAMD FINDETH TO DO DO IT WITH THY MIGHT"
window one, light one top (howitzer) "WHEN THE BLAST OF THE TERRIBLE ONES IS AS A STORM AGAINST THE WALL"
window one, light two top (Spad aeroplane) "THOUGH THEY CLIMB UP TO HEAVEN THENCE I WILL BRING THEM DOWN"
window one, light two centre (telegraph) "THERE IS NEITHER SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE BUT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD AMONG THEM"
window one, light two bottom (captured dugout) "THOUGH THEY DIG INTO HELL THENCE SHALL MY HAND TAKE THEM"
window two top (British submarine) "THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS THAT DO BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS"
window two top left (U-boat minelayer) "THOUGH THEY BE HID FROM MY SIGHT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA THENCE WILL I COMMAND THE SERPENT & HE SHALL BITE THEM"
window two top right (Lusitania sinking) "IN PERILS IN THE SEA PERILS AMONG FALSE BRETHREN"
window two, light 1 top (YMCA hut) "AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF "
window two, light 1 centre (desert pipeline) "FOR IN THE WILDERNESS SHALL WATERS BREAK FORTH & STREAMS IN THE DESERT & PARCHED GROUND SHALL BECOME A POOL "
window two, light 1 bottom (field kitchen) "COMFORT YE COMFORT YE MY PEOPLE"
window two, light two top (Red Cross hospital) "AND THE LORD GOD SAID IT IS NOT GOOD THAT THE MAN SHOULD BE ALONE I WILL MAKE HIM AN HELP MEET FOR HIM"
window two, light two centre (chaplain) "MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU NOT AS THE WORLD GIVETH GIVE I UNTO YOU"
window two, light two bottom (Liberty) "NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE"
window three top (animals feeding) "HE SENDETH SPRINGS INTO THE VALLEYS THEY GIVE DRINK TO EVERY BEAST "
window three, top left(sower) "A SOWER WENT OUT TO SOW HIS SEED"
window three, top right(watering sheep) "HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES HE LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS"
window three, light one, top (rural scenes) "BECAUSE THE LORD THY GOD SHALL BLESS THEE IN ALL THINE INCREASE THEREFORE THOU SHALT SURELY REJOICE"
window three, light one centre (ploughing) "HE THAT PLOWETH SHOULD PLOW IN HOPE"
window three, light one, bottom (Christ-shepherds) "AND YE MY FLOCK THE FLOCK OF MY PASTURE ARE MEN AND I AM YOUR GOD SAITH THE LORD GOD"
window three, light two top (reaping) "THE VALLEYS SHALL STAND SO THICK WITH CORN THAT THEY SHALL LAUGH AND SING"
window three, light two centre (oxen THRESHING) "THOU SHALT NOT MUZZLE THE MOUTH OF THE OX THAT TREADETH OUT THE CORN "
window three, light two bottom (harvest) "I WILL SAY TO THE REAPER GATHER YE TOGETHER FIRST THE TARES BUT GATHER THE WHEAT INTO MY BARN"
The inscription running across the base of all three windows reads :
I HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN - SAYING UNTO ME WRITE - BLESSED ARE THE DEAD - WHICH DIE IN THE LORD - MAN GOETH FORTH UNTO HIS WORK - & TO HIS LABOUR UNTIL THE EVENING
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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.