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Stained Glass Window King 1918 St. Andrew





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Original Location

St.Andrew’s Church, on south side of the apse

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled 22nd December 1919 by the Bishop of Durham

Memorial Description

Stained glass window, on the subject of Sir Noel Payton’s picture “Mors Janua Vitae” (“Death is the door to life”).


To the glory of God, and in sacred, loving memory of Capt. Humphrey Stuart King, B.A., M.C., 2/5th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, younger son of the late Rev. John King, M.A., Rector of Crook. Born 4th October, 1892. Killed in action in France 3rd October, 1918. This window is erected by his wife, Josephine.
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”


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Who commissioned

His wife, Josephine


1. The church suffered bomb damage during 1939-45 when many of the windows were shattered. The church combined with Whitburn.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

St.George’s Gazette Vol. XXXVII (1919) December 31st page 168

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Research acknowledgements

Patrick Easen; Christine Buckham

Research In Progress

The names on this memorial are being researched by Peter Hoy. Contact:
Also Mrs. Christine Buckham, 52 Wheatall Drive, Whitburn, Nr. Sunderland, SR6 7HQ. 0191 5293007

Stained Glass Window King 1918 St. Andrew (M52.01)

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