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Location 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Boroondara - Victoria, Australia
Type stained_glass_window
Description

Stained Glass Window - The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd window was ordered by Mr. MN White from Brooks, Robinson & Co. in October 1938. Dedicated to the memory of the Reverend James A Gault, a military padre, it was unveiled at the morning service on 4 December 1938 by the Methodist Chaplain-General, the Reverend TC Rentoul, assisted by the Reverends Joseph Snell and Norman Higgs who were also chaplains to the military.

Chaplain Lieutenant-Colonel James A Gault, was one of Australia's best-known military padres. He travelled with the soldiers on the Demosthenes, and continued to serve with them in Egypt. In 1916 he was invalided home to Australia but soon returned to France. At base camps at Etaples and Le Havre he was constantly in contact with men moving towards and from the Front and his church services, well-attended by all denominations, were said be a mixture of entertainment and reverence for God. After the Armistice was signed he transferred to Australian Headquarters at Horseferry Road, London where he continued his work. He retired from the Methodist ministry due to ill-health in April 1934.

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Inscription

The Lord is my Shepherd Psalm 23 V

To the Glory of God and in memory of Padre James A. Gault, O.B.E., V.D., Methodist minister, 1894-1938; Chaplain Overseas A.I.F. 1915-1920

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GAULT, James Archibald

Service number CHAPLAIN
Captain (Chaplain 4th Class)
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AIF WW1
Born 26 Jun 1865

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