United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
  The Imperial War Museum

J S Bools, C R K Bools, M Bools and G M Bools

Our Ref: 10974

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Address

RAF Museum
Grahame Park Way
Colindale (Hendon)
GREATER LONDON
England
NW9 5LL
 
Type: Window
Other Location Details:

In the Bomber Hall

OS Map Ref: TQ 220 903

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
David Thomas Church
Belmont Rd
Bishopston, Bristol
AVON
England
BS6 5BA
1983 Building declared redundant 1981, demolished 1987.

Inscription

Left light: JOHN STAFFORD BOOLS 1941/ CHARLES RONALD KERNICK BOOLS 1942/ MARTIN BOOLS 1943/ GEOFFREY MAURICE BOOLS 1945

Right light: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ FOUR BROTHERS/ KILLED IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR

Interpretation board: BOOLS MEMORIAL WINDOW/ This West Country family memorial commemorates the deaths of four brothers/ in operational or test flights during the Second World War./ Sergeant John Bools No. 77 Squadron 18 April 1941/ Warrant Officer Charles Bools No. 105 Squadron 9 October 1942/ Sergeant Martin Bools No. 115 Squadron 22 November 1943/ Warrant Officer Geoffrey Bools No. 308 Maintenance Unit 1 May 1945/ The window was designed and made in 1946 by A W Robinson RWA FMGP, and formed part of the/ glazing of the David Thomas United Reform Church in Bristol. It was removed from the church in/ 1983 when the building was declared redundant./ It was presented to the RAF Museum by Mrs Elizabeth Woods, the sister of the brothers.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
Window STAINED GLASS       Good

Physical Description

A two light stained glass window. Left light has the RAF badge at the head and depicts an airman in flying clothes with an aircraft behind him. Right light depicts a winged saint in red and gold robes, carrying a lance and wearing a winged helmet. Inscriptions are in upright capital lettering in panels at the foot of each light.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 4
Served & Returned 0
Died 4
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, year died, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read? No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

RAF Museum

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Not known

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: None
Did this include a trust or scholarship? No
Did this include a roll of honour? NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site: Not known
Cost of Memorial: Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
ARNOLD W ROBINSON Artist

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:  
Photographs: 6
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: O
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Publications: 1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
LIGHT PERPETUAL: AVIATORS' MEMORIAL WINDOWS BEATY, DAVID 1995 91-92