Gumeracha Methodist Church Memorial Stained Glass Window Back to Search

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Location 5 Wellington Street, Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia
Type stained_glass_window

Inset panel of stained glass within church walls. The RAAF insignia appears at the top of the panel. Inscription appears at the base of the panel. On the outer church wall the base of the window also bears an inscription - Greater Love Hath No Man Than This. That a Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends"

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 29 April 1948

In loving remembrance of

Robert Colbey
Howard N Cornish
Colin Hanna
Eldred Quinn

who laid down their lives in WWII 1939 - 1945


Maintained by Church Authorities

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Mount Barker Courier_ unveiling of memorial

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954) Thursday 29 April 1948 p 8 Article


Sergeant Colbey, Messrs. Warwick, Geoff and Stair Colbey, also their wives and sister, Jean, visited Gumeracha during the week-end, and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Colbey.

A very beautiful window, placed as a memorial to Robert Colbey, Howard Cornish, Colin Hanna and Eldred Quinn, all of whom had been associated with the Methodist Church, prior to paying the supreme sacrifice in World War II, was unveiled in the presence of relatives and friends on Sunday morning by the Rev. David son, of Adelaide. The window, which has been placed in entrance porch, is a very fitting tribute, and will at all times be a source of inspiration and pride, not only to the people whose subscriptions have made it possible, but also to the bereaved families.
The unveiling was carried out with solemnity and dignity, and those at tending entered the beautifully decorated church for divine worship. The presiding minister, Rev. Timberlake, read an appropriate lesson, and a very inspiring and helpful address was given by the Rev. Davidson. The choir under the baton of Mrs. K. Symonds, rendered suitable anthems, Mrs. M. Hanna presided at the organ. During the evening the porch of the church was illuminated for the benefit of people who had not been able to attend the unveiling.

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COLBEY, Robert Sabey

Service number PA1900
Able Seaman
HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Royal Australian Navy
Born 18 Nov 1916

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QUINN, Eldred

Service number 417413
Pilot Officer
No. 80 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 17 Sep 1922

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HANNA, Colin Leslie

Service number 407642
No. 214 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 14 May 1915

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