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Location 490 Napier Street, White Hills, Bendigo - Victoria, Australia
Type stained_glass_window
Description

St. Luke's Anglican Church was built in the 1860s, an early church design by local architects WC Vahland and Getzschmann. Various versions of this figure appear in a number of Brooks, Robinson's windows, including contemporaneous windows at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Brighton Beach and Wesley Uniting Church, Melbourne. The subject was variously named Faith, The Christian, or Faithful Unto Death, but always presenting the same message of service to God and country. The design is attributed to William Wheildon on stylistic grounds, and the cartoon almost certainly made by George H. Dancey.

Herbert Ronald Holdworth was 18 years old when he enlisted on 17 May 1916, with the consent of both his parents. In civilian life he was a motor mechanic; he went from Royal Park to Broadmeadows where he qualified as a signaller. On 16 December 1916, he embarked on the Port Lincoln in Melbourne then transferred to the Benalla at Sierra Leone and proceeded to No. 12 Training Camp at Codford, via Devonport, England. After joining 46 Battalion in France on 18 March, he was killed in action on 11 April 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

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Inscription

In loving memory of Herbert Ronald who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. eldest son of Alfred Herbert and Edith Blanche Holdsworth.

Condition

Good

Names

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HOLDSWORTH, Herbert Ronald

Service number 2760
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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