United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

2Lt J F and 2Lt R J Mead

Our Ref: 14691

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Address

St Peters Church
St Peters St
St Albans
HERTFORDSHIRE
England
 
Type:Window
Denomination:Church of England
Other Location Details:

North aisle, north wall, east.

OS Map Ref:TL 150 070

Inscription

Tablet: In Loving Memory of FREDERISK MEAD who died August 11th 1915/ Aged 58 years & of his two Sons/ JOSEPH FREDERICK MEAD/ 2nd Lieut 4th Battn The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College &/ Sandhurst, joined his regiment March 1914./ Killed defending the Nimy Ridge/ at Mons on Sunday 23rd August 1914/ Aged 22 years/ ROBERT JOHN MEAD 2nd Lieut/ 8th Service Battn. The Royal Fusiliers/ educated at Winchester College/ received his commission August 1914/ Died at Armentieres Hospital Aug 2nd 1915/ from wounds received on Sunday Aug 1st/ Aged 19 years/ 'E'en as they trod that day to God so walked they from their birth,/ In simpleness and gentleness and honour and clean mirth,' Rudyard Kipling.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
WindowSTAINED GLASS   Unknown
TABLETMARBLE690mm117mm Unknown

Physical Description

Stained glass window depicting a knight kneeling in prayer, with his horse grazing nearby in a grassy field with daisies. Mounted below the window is a light brown marble tablet with details of the Mead brothers. The crests of the Royal Fusiliers and Winchester College are at the centre of the inscription. The tablet has an integral curved frame and is supported by two wall brackets.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:2
Served & Returned0
Died2
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, age of death, relationships
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?

Maintenance History:

1918, August 3rd: Application for a faculty to take out the plain glass and replace it with stained glass Sacrifice.
June 13th: Application for a faculty for the tablet.

Ceremonies

Not known

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Private
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:

Paid for by Mrs Mead as a memorial to her husband and to her two sons who were killed in France in the First World War.

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
LOUIS DAVISDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:None
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Council or Committee Minutes   Vestry minutes