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21-February-2014
21-February-2014

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A stained glass window commemorates the Old Contemptibles who served in France in 1914 as part of the British Expeditionary Force during World War One.

Location

Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:05-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:22-November-1914

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd April, 1951
Front Inscription

A M D G and in memory of
the Old Contemptibles BEF FRance 1914.  This window
was given by their Association in Brisbane
Dedicated 22-4-1951

Plaque :

Queensland Branch of the 
Old Contemptibles Association

This window was erected to the memory of members of Forces under Field-Marshal Earl French of Ypres described by the enemy as England`s "Contemptible Little Army" which in France and Belgium during the period from 5th August to 22nd November, 1914, successfully withstood the repeated attacks of vastly superior numbers.
It was erected by comrades in the Old Contemptibles Association of Queensland, with the help of many friends and dedicated by His Grace the Archbishop of Brisbane
on
April 22
1951.

 

Source: MA
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