Memorial Details

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Photo: C. Sanders

Memorial

SGW Robinson Bros 1914-18 St. Thomas

Reference

S138.16

Place

STOCKTON

Map ref

NZ 445192.

Original Location

St. Thomas’ Church (Stockton Parish Church), High Street.

Which war

1914-18

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled February 1920 by the Bishop of Durham

Memorial Description

Stained glass window of three lights, 7 feet wide. The picture runs across all three lights.
At centre is Christ in glory in red robe, stretching out His hands in welcome to two soldier saints. Below him is an angel with green wings bearing a scroll with the details of the dedication.
On the left is a pilgrim king carrying a cross. Below him is a laurel wreath on a purple background – which might be a badge of the Legion of Frontiersmen - with one dedication below.
On the right is St.George standing on the slain dragon.
Below him is the badge of the Machine Gun Corps on a red back ground, with the other dedication below.
All lettering is in black, handwritten in Roman capitals.

Inscription

To the Glory of God and in loving memory
of two sons of Alderman M. Robinson J.P.
and his wife Margaret who gave their lives
in the Great War this window is dedicated
"A noble and willing sacrifice
wholly acceptable into God."

Left hand side:
In loving memory of
Captain Arthur Henry Robinson
Legion of Frontiersmen D.S.O., M.C.
who fell in action 11th June 1917
at Lindi, East Africa

Right hand side:
In loving memory of
Major Frederick Wilfred Robinson
Machine Gun Corps
who fell in action 28th March 1918
at Caix, France

Names

See above

Who commissioned

Ald. and Mrs. M. Robinson, parents

Notes

1. On the windowsill is a DLI banner stand, 3 feet 6 inches high x 2 feet wide x 1 foot deep, carved and painted.

2. The window clearly states that Capt. A.H. Robinson was awarded the D.S.O. and M.M.

a. The CWGC entry and Soldiers Died in the Great War both state that Major F.W. Robinson was awarded the D.S.O. and M.C.

b. The CWGC entry for Capt. A.H. Robinson yielded only a 2nd Lieut. with 25th Royal Fusiliers who died on that date and who is buried in Dar es Salaam. This is repeated in Soldiers Died in the Great War . He was not awarded any honours.

The two brother are also remembered on S138.15 and S138.18b

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: Simon Raine; C. Sanders

Stockton and Teesside Herald 14/2/1920

Northern Echo 22/1/1920 reports forthcoming unveiling; 10/2/1920 reports unveiling.

Darlington & Stockton Times South 17/1/1920 & 24/1/1920 report proposed unveiling; 14/02/1920 reports unveiling.

Source of quotation:
“A noble and willing sacrifice . . .” Possibly based on Romans 12 v 1

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale; C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

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