Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial Window

  Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial Window

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1895
Five-light window with standing figures in the main lights of Deiniol, Michael, David, Edward the Black Prince and the patron of the church, Giles. Below each saint is an associated scene: Deiniol meeting Augustine, Michael with four other warrior angels, David preaching, the Black Prince fighting at the Battle of Poitiers and Giles seated with the hind that came to him for refuge.

Above are many further saints associated with early British history and names of places where battles were fought by the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Standing figures, left to right: Emerita, Lucius, Iltutus (Illtud), Amphibalus, Alban, Silin, Kentigern (Cyndeyrn), Helena; half figures above: Joseph of Arimathea, Aristopulas (Aristobulus), Claudia, Beatus, Timotheus (Timothy), Phagan (presumably Fagan); half figures below: Germanus, Sampson (Samson), Theodoric, Gildas, Beuno, Winifred (Gwenfrewy), Decumanus, Juthwara, Elerius, Sidwella (Sidwell).

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Church of St Giles, Wrexham
west end of the nave

Given by the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in memory of those who served with the Fusiliers.




 

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 161.

D. R. Thomas, The History of the Diocese of St Asaph (Oswestry: Caxton Press, 1908-1913), vol. III, pp. 299, 303.

References

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 301.




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  Royal Welsh Fusiliers Memorial Window

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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