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Location Cnr South Street & Napier Street, Creswick, Hepburn - Victoria, Australia
Type stained_glass_window

Stained glass artist William Montgomery (1850-1927) reported to the Reverend FH Ingamells that he would be please to execute a window with Light of the World as its subject, up to a limit of £50, rather less than was usual for a window of that size. Because of the distance from Melbourne, he requested the vicar to ask a local man to measure up the window and to make a template. The Light of the World cartoon was based on the Holman Hunt painting of the same name, but it was necessary to severely simplify the detail to suit the narrow confines of this window. Montgomery kept the cost down by placing the figure against a backdrop of rectangular quarries, painted with a simplified cross motif. An account was issued on 8 September 1920 for £50 with an additional £1.5.0 a month later. The full amount was paid on 2 December.

Thomas Charles Joseph Berry was born on 20 October 1898, son of John Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Berry of Lincoln Hill, Creswick, Vic. He was serving as Stoker 2nd Class on HMAS Sydney when he was accidentally drowned on 6 December 1919 and was buried at sea. He was commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, England.

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HMAS Sydney To the glory of God and in loving memory of Stoker Thomas Charles Joseph Berry of HMAS Sydney A tribute from his comrades He did his duty and did it well




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BERRY, Thomas Charles Joseph

Service number 11260
Stoker 2/c
HMAS Sydney (I)
Royal Australian Navy

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