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A tablet erected to remember those from the West Bridgford area who died in the Great War.

UKNIWM Ref - 27313

Church Drive, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY. The memorial comprises a stained glass window at the east end of the church and a marble tablet with the names of men who died in the Great War. An additional name was added in the 1990s; Lieutenant Robert Christopher Morris ('Kit') Douthwaite, York and Lancaster Regiment, 19 June 1919, Croatia. (Nottinghamshire Archives, Ref DD 1727/16/2, Remembrance Day Service 14 November 1993). The window was made by HW Brays (£650) and the tablet by JH Morcom, Turret Studio, The Newarke, Leicester (£110 16s 7d, including carriage and fixing). Dedication on tablet: 'This tablet and the east window of this church are erected to the revered and honoured memory of our kinsmen who jeopardy their lives unto the death in the Great War 1914-1918 AD. So he passed over and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side (names). 1939-1945 (names).' Nottinghamshire Archives (ref PR21,486) has documents with details of individual contributions and fund raising events toward the memorial. It appears that there was money remaining in the fund to pay for additional furnishings for the church. The Church War Memorial Fund was closed in November 1923.

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Names on Memorial

F Alcoe - Frank Alcoe

J Anderson - J Anderson

W T Atkin - W T Atkin

A Auckland - A Auckland

G E Aylett - George Ernest Aylett

E T Barnes - Ernest Tyzac Barnes

R S Bates - R S Bates

A E Beach - Arthur Edward Beach

H Beach - Harry Beach

W A Beal - Wilfred Arthur Beal

E G Beal - Edward Gerald Beal

H Berry - William Harold Berry

T H Bewlay - Thomas Henry Bewlay

C E Blurton - Cyril Evers Blurton

C E Boaler - Cecil Ernest Boaler

T A Bosworth - Thomas Alleyne Bosworth

N Bowden - Norman Bowden

S Bowden - Sydney Bowden

J Brash - John Brash

E Bretland - Edward Bretland

D Brewster - Douglas Brewster

C C Briddon - Charles Clark Briddon

E W Brodbeck - Charles Edwin Brodbeck

L W Brown - Lenard William Brown

C S Bucknall - Charles Samuel Bucknall

A C Bunney - Arthur Bunney

C L Burton - Charles Lambley Burton

C W G Bush - Cecil William Gordon Bush

A Butler - Archibald Butler

F Buttress - Frank Buttress

D Buxton - Douglas Arthur Buxton

J Chapman - James Chapman

H Chesham - Horace Chesham

C F Clarke - Charles Frank Clarke

G A Collier - George Auguste Collier

P N Cooper - Percy Newbery Cooper

J Cooper - John Cooper

J Cooper - James Cooper

H Cumberland - Herbert Cumberland

C R Dench - Charles Richard Dench

G H Dixon - George Henry Dixon

J Dixon - James Charles Dixon

R F Drennan - Robert Frederick Drennan

G Dye - George Harry Gordon Dye

S Eaton - Samuel Eaton

F Edwards - Frank Edwards

J V Elderkin - John Victor Elderkin

E Elwick - Ernest Elwick

E L Flewitt - Edward Lake Flewitt

P H Forest - Percy Huskinson Forrest

G L Freeman - G L Freeman

W B Freer - Percy William Bailey Freer

A C Gibson - Albert Claude Gibson

C G Gibson - Clarence Gervase Gibson

H F Gilliatt - Harold Frederick Gilliatt

C G Gilliatt - Christoper Joseph Gilliatt

M Given - Maurice Given

H M Gleave - Harold Mason Gleave

A E Glover - Albert Edward Glover

H R Gray - Harry Raymond Gray

G S Hall - George Sydney Hall

E Harrison - Edward Harrison

G H Hayes - John Henry (Harry) Hayes

G H Highfield - George Harold Highfield

J McL Hine - John Mclennan Hine

S Hobson - Stanley Hobson

J P Hodgkinson - James Percival Hodgkinson

D Hopkinson - David Hopkinson

J Horne - J Horne

W F Howett - William Frank Howett

T Howitt - Charles Henry Trevor Howitt

J R Hunt - John Hunt

A E Hunt - Arthur Edward Hunt

J W Hurt - Joseph Woodward Hurt

W Hurt - William Hurt

C D Hutchinson - Cecil Dunbar Hutchinson

R F Huyton - Roland Frederick Huyton

H L Jackson - H L Jackson

R W Jones - Reginald William Jones

P F Keetley - P F Keatley

H Keetley - H A Keatley

H A Keeton - Harold Arthur Keeton

J N V Kelly - James Norman Victor Kelly

A C Lacey - Albert Charles Lacey

B C Laws - Bernard Courtney Laws

C W Laws - Cecil Willie Laws

L Lee - Leonard Lee

J Leeming - James Leeming

H M Lees - Herbert Moulsdale Lees

L A Lendis - Louis Albert Lendis

A H Levy - Arthur Herbert Levy

L Limon - Louis Alexander Limon

E T Lister - Edwin Tom Lister

A B Littlewood - Alan Bert Littlewood

J W Lyon - John William Lyon

S W Marwick - Stephen Watson Marwick

H J Merry - Harry James Merry

T H Moore - T H Moore

J G Morris - John Glynne Morris

A Moss - A Moss

J S Muddeman - John Stanley Muddeman

A Oakland - Albert Oakland

D G A Oubridge - Dinsdale John Arthur Oubridge

F Parks - Frank Parks

A Pattrick - A Pattrick

J A Pattrick - James Anderton Patrick

R M Plunkett - Reginald Michael Plunkett

H E Porter - Horace Edwin Porter

W A Powell - William Arthur Powell

S Price - Stanley Hastings Price

C G Prosser - Clifford Gregory Prosser

L P Prowse - Leslie Philip Prowse

A H W Raby - A H W Raley

C E Raynor - Charles Bradley Raynor

W Rayson - William Rayson

H Rayson - Harry Rayson

H W Redfern - Harry Worton Redfern

C J Rickett - Cyril John Rickett

C J Sankey - C J Sankey

J H Scoffield - John Henry Scoffield

E Scoffield - Ernest Scoffield

A D Scott - A D Scott

T C W Shaw - Thomas Charles Whitehall Shaw

H A Shaw - H A Shaw

O E Shepherd - Oswald Edgar Shepherd

O S Sheppard - O S Sheppard

S L Simpson - Sydney Leverton Simpson

C F Slawson - Claude Freeman Slawson

H W Slim - Harold William Slim

B Smith - Bertram Smith

A E Spencer - Archibald Edwin Spencer

J W Squires - J W Squires

R E P Stimpson - Richard Ewart Pepper Stimpson

J Stirland - Joseph Stirland

A H Strawson - Algernon Harrison Strawson

W R Summers - Wallace Randolph Summers

M Thomson - M Thomson

F C Tonkin - Frederic Cuthbert Tonkin

W Towers - William Towers

G F Townsend - George Frederick Townsend

A J C Turner - A J C Turner

R S Turner - Reginald Stanley Turner

J K Turpin - James Knowles Turpin

W H Wade - Wilfred Henry Wade

W A Wagstaff - William Allan Wagstaff

L Walker - Lawrence Waldron Walker

R W Walker - Rollo Waldron Walker

H V Walters - Harold Victor Walters

L Walton - L Walton

C E Wardle - Cyril Ernest Wardle

R Webster - Ronald Webster

K V Weston - Kingsley Vale Weston

M S Weston - Maurice Sydney Weston

P B Wheatcroft - Percy Briggs Wheatcroft

E Widdowson - Edward Widdowson

G W Widdowson - G W Widdowson

W B Widdowson - William Benjamin Widdowson

W H Wildblood - William A Wildblood

A R Williams - Alfred Richard Williams

W Willoughby - William Willoughby

A B Wood - Alfred Burton Wood

L Woodhouse - Leslie Douglas Woodhouse

A L Worman - Arthur Lawrence Worman

E L Wright - Edward Leslie Wright

H G Wright - Henry Gordon Wright

P V Yaxley - Percy Victor Yaxley

S Yealand - Sidney Yealand

A W Young - Arthur Webster Young

Photos
  • A tablet erected to remember those from the West Bridgford area who died in the Great War.
    St Giles tablet - A tablet erected to remember those from the West Bridgford area who died in the Great War.
  • A plaque created to commemorate T and E L Flewitt and G Emily.
    Commemorative Plaque - A plaque created to commemorate T and E L Flewitt and G Emily.
  • A plaque created to remember P N Cooper who died in combat in 1916.
    Commemorative Plaque - A plaque created to remember P N Cooper who died in combat in 1916.
  • A contemporary leaflet2 described the window:

“This large window which contains Seven Lights as well as a considerable amount of Tracery, has been treated in the following manner. In the Centre Light which dominates the whole Window is a Figure of our Lord upon the Cross, which is lifted up on a green mound behind which is seen a vision of the Holy City. On either side are shewn Saint Mary, the blessed Mother – the Mater dolorosa, and our Patron, Saint George, who is turning towards the Saviour with his right hand uplifted in adoration, whilst in his left he holds a shield bearing the Red Cross. On the right and left in pairs are shewn the Four Fathers of the Church. On the extreme left is Saint Jerome, who is robed in red, as a Cardinal, for though during his life he refused all Ecclesiastical rank it has always been thought fit, for the sake of his dignity, to shew him as a Cardinal. He is reading a book and at his feet is a model of “The Church,” with rays of light emanating from its portal. Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, is next and he is robed as a Bishop with Mitre, Cope and Dalmatic, holding a Crosier and also his Triple Scourge, an attribute given to him to set forth the ardour with which he punished heresy and sin. On the right side in the Sixth Light, we have Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in Africa, who was converted to Christianity by the preaching of Ambrose and was baptized in Milan Cathedral in the presence of Monica his mother, on which occasion our “Te Deum” was composed and sung. He also is robed as a Bishop and is shewn reading the Scriptures. His Cope is fastened with a Red Morse in the shape of a Burning Heart, which expresses the warmth of his piety and also his repentance. In the extreme right we have Saint Gregory, the first Pope who styled himself Servant of the Servants of God. He is shewn with the Papal Tiara wearing a Chasuble and holding a Triple Cross; his hand is uplifted in blessing whilst on his shoulder rests his peculiar attribute, the Dove. Below these figures of the Four Fathers, or Latin Doctors, are shewn the four Evangelists seated, with words in Latin, taken from the opening sentences of their writings, on scrolls above them In the centre three bases we have the Pelican in Piety, feeding its young from the blood of its breast, a symbol of Christ upon the Cross, and on either side is an Angel adoring, with words on scrolls above “Jesus Christus Noster Pelicanus.”

“The Tracery, which is intricate and forms a very important part of this window, has been most carefully treated. At the very top is an Angel holding a Shield bearing the Holy Name, and below this in the centre of the tracery is shewn the Lamb, the “Agnus Dei,” surrounded with rays and standing on a green mound from which emanate the four rivers of Paradise. On either side of this opening is an Angel adoring and swinging a censer. In other smaller pieces of tracery we have the symbols of the four Evangelists, namely:- the Man. of Angel, the Lion, the Ox, and the Eagle; and over and above these are numerous pieces of tracery still smaller which are treated in an ornamental manner.”
Courtesy of West Bridgford History web site and David Dunford and Caroline Rye
    St Giles - stained glass East window - A contemporary leaflet2 described the window: “This large window which contains Seven Lights as well as a considerable amount of Tracery, has been treated in the following manner. In the Centre Light which dominates the whole Window is a Figure of our Lord upon the Cross, which is lifted up on a green mound behind which is seen a vision of the Holy City. On either side are shewn Saint Mary, the blessed Mother – the Mater dolorosa, and our Patron, Saint George, who is turning towards the Saviour with his right hand uplifted in adoration, whilst in his left he holds a shield bearing the Red Cross. On the right and left in pairs are shewn the Four Fathers of the Church. On the extreme left is Saint Jerome, who is robed in red, as a Cardinal, for though during his life he refused all Ecclesiastical rank it has always been thought fit, for the sake of his dignity, to shew him as a Cardinal. He is reading a book and at his feet is a model of “The Church,” with rays of light emanating from its portal. Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, is next and he is robed as a Bishop with Mitre, Cope and Dalmatic, holding a Crosier and also his Triple Scourge, an attribute given to him to set forth the ardour with which he punished heresy and sin. On the right side in the Sixth Light, we have Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in Africa, who was converted to Christianity by the preaching of Ambrose and was baptized in Milan Cathedral in the presence of Monica his mother, on which occasion our “Te Deum” was composed and sung. He also is robed as a Bishop and is shewn reading the Scriptures. His Cope is fastened with a Red Morse in the shape of a Burning Heart, which expresses the warmth of his piety and also his repentance. In the extreme right we have Saint Gregory, the first Pope who styled himself Servant of the Servants of God. He is shewn with the Papal Tiara wearing a Chasuble and holding a Triple Cross; his hand is uplifted in blessing whilst on his shoulder rests his peculiar attribute, the Dove. Below these figures of the Four Fathers, or Latin Doctors, are shewn the four Evangelists seated, with words in Latin, taken from the opening sentences of their writings, on scrolls above them In the centre three bases we have the Pelican in Piety, feeding its young from the blood of its breast, a symbol of Christ upon the Cross, and on either side is an Angel adoring, with words on scrolls above “Jesus Christus Noster Pelicanus.” “The Tracery, which is intricate and forms a very important part of this window, has been most carefully treated. At the very top is an Angel holding a Shield bearing the Holy Name, and below this in the centre of the tracery is shewn the Lamb, the “Agnus Dei,” surrounded with rays and standing on a green mound from which emanate the four rivers of Paradise. On either side of this opening is an Angel adoring and swinging a censer. In other smaller pieces of tracery we have the symbols of the four Evangelists, namely:- the Man. of Angel, the Lion, the Ox, and the Eagle; and over and above these are numerous pieces of tracery still smaller which are treated in an ornamental manner.” Courtesy of West Bridgford History web site and David Dunford and Caroline Rye