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Location Wesley Uniting Church, 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type stained_glass_window
Description

Instead of installing an Honour Roll in timber, Opus Sectile or marble, a few churches chose the inscribe the names of their servicemen on a stained glass window as a commemoration. Wesley Church needed two windows to record all the names of the men and women from the church who enlisted, as well as this one that lists the names of the Victorian and Tasmanian Methodist ministers who went on active service. The three together form a suite of elegant windows, simply designed with a scroll of names against a quarry background. In the arch at the head of the window is the Dove of the Holy Spirit above crossed flags - the Union Jack and the Australian flag - and the open Bible. It is one of the few occasions when the clergy were remembered in such a public and permanent way. See a personal memorial in stained glass to Padre James A. Gault at Camberwell Methodist (now Uniting) Church.

The Honour Roll lists the following names: Rev. A. Holden Rev. A.P. Bladen Rev. E.B. Bond Rev. F.T. Cleverdon Rev. A.H. Mitchell Rev. T.T.Webb Rev. W. Richards Rev. E. Nye Rev. J.A. Gault Rev. V.R. Bradbury Rev. T.C. Rentoul Rev. F.C. Bremer Rev. F.G. Lewis Rev. W.C.L. Peart and Rev. Trigge Naval.

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Inscription

Chaplains on Active Service 1914-1918 Victoria and Tasmania Conference

Condition

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Names

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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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BLADEN, Albert Percy

Service number CHAPLAIN
Captain (Chaplain 4th Class)
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AIF WW1
Born 1 Mar 1865

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HOLDEN, Albert Thomas

Service number CHAPLAIN
Colonel (Chaplain 1st Class AIF)
Australian Army Chaplains' Department
AIF WW1
Born 21 Aug 1866

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