United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

LT S E F CHRISTY AND 2LT B R F CHRISTY MEMORIAL WINDOW

Our Ref: 16800

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Address

ST PETERS CHURCH
RACTON
WEST SUSSEX
England
 
Type:Window
Denomination:Church of England
OS Map Ref:SU 779 093

Inscription

(ACROSS BASE OF WINDOW) TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN TENDER MEMORY OF STEPHEN EDMUND FELL LIEUT IRISH GUARDS AND OF BASIL ROBERT FRANCIS SEC LIEUT COLDSTREAM GUARDS AGED 20 AND 19 WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AT YPRES AND AT LES BOEUFS JULY 12TH AND OCT 3 1916/ THE DEARLY LOVED ONLY SONS OF THEIR SORROWING PARENTS HENRY E AND ETHEL M CHRISTY BY WHOM THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED. THEY KEPT THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THE FAITH OF JESUS. REV. XIV.12 LOVE NEVER FAILETH COR XIII.1 XMAS 1918

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
WindowSTAINED GLASS   Good

Physical Description

MAGNIFICENT FIVE LIGHT WINDOW WITH ELABORATE TRACERIES, DECORATED AS BELOW

LIGHTS DEPICT (L TO R): FAMILY CREST AND BADGE OF IRISH GUARDS; DECEASED AS A MEDIAEVAL KNIGHT IN BLUE CLOAK WITH INVERTED SWORD; UNIDENTIFED SAINT; DECEASED AS MEDIAEVAL KNIGHT IN FULL ARMOUR WITH LANCE, BANNER AND SHEATHED SWORD; FAMILY CREST AND BADGE OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS. FIVE TRACERY LIGHTS DEPICT UNIDENTIFIED BIBLICAL SCENES

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died2
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, year died, regiment, place of death, forename, manner of death, age of death, relationships
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

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:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

THE CHRISTY BROTHERS ARE ALSO COMMEMORATED AS PART OF A REMARKABLE SET OF FOUR WINDOWS INSTALLED IN ST MICHAELS CHURCH, CHERITON, HANTS., TO COMMEMORATE THE NEPHEWS OF MRS MARY AUGUSTA PHIPPS EGERTON, WHO IS ALSO COMMEMORATED IN THE CHURCH. (NIWM 40625 - 40628) SEE FILE FOR AN EXTREMELY DETAILED HISTORY OF THE MEMORIALS AND THE FAMILY.

Comments: 
Photographs:8
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1