Geelong St. George's Presbyterian Church Memorial Window Back to Search

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Location 13 Ryrie Street, Geelong, Greater Geelong - Victoria, Australia
Type stained_glass_window

The Argus reported the intention of the congregation to perpetuate the memory of the fallen soldiers who enlisted by installing a commemorative window and also an honour roll with the names of those members who served. On Sunday 11 December 1921 the window and two brass tablets were unveiled by Brigadier-General Robert Smith during a special memorial service conducted by the Chaplain-General, the Rev. JL Rentoul. In the 1920s the figure of the Australian soldier,instead of a saint or a Roman soldier, was only just beginning to find acceptance in church windows and the stained glass artist, William Montgomery (1850-1927) went to some lengths to ensure that details of dress and weaponry were correct in every detail. Montgomery's preliminary sketches of the Australian army slouch hat and the rifle that both lie beside the knee of the uniformed soldier in the left-hand light can be found in the Montgomery collection at the State Library of Victoria.

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Thine O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory, and the victory and the majesty




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SADLER, Norman Henry

Service number 3373
Born Jun 1895

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JONES, Clive Lloyd Thomas

Service number 2672
29th Infantry Battalion
Born 13 Jan 1898

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ZIMMER, William Herman

Service number 3256
Lance Corporal
57th Infantry Battalion
Born 1896

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