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The window commemorates former students of the school who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

LAUNCESTON, Wednesday. - Two stained-glass windows, in memory of fallen old boys of the Launceston Church Grammar School, will be unveiled in the school chapel at the special old boys' service on Sunday morning, commencing at 11. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bethune, C.B.E., a former headmaster of the school, and the windows will be dedicated by Archdeacon H. B. Atkinson, another Old Launcestonian. One of the windows, and also the huge honor roll at the western end of the chapel, on which are inscribed the names of the 500 old boys who enlisted for service in the Great War, have been donated by Mr. Bethune in memory of the services and sacrifices of old boys of the school.

The second window, erected on the south side of the chapel, bears the inscription, "To the Glory of God, and Sacred to the Memory of Gunner Reginald Herslet Bennett, 105 Howitzer Battery, A.I.P., who died from wounds received in the Great War. In Life, in Death, O Lord, Abide With Me." This window has been donated by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bennett, of Ross, in memory of their son. A credence table, donated by Mrs. Southey-Adams and Mrs. Fletcher Walker, of Gretna, will be dedicated at the same service. 
Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), 28 February 1935.

Location

Address:36 Button Street , Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel , Mowbray , 7248
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.4088969
Long: 147.1292098
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd March, 1935
Front Inscription

This window and the honour roll was placed in this chapel by J W Bethune 

In grateful recognition of the service and sacrifice of the Old Boys of the school who fought and of those who died for us.

"Ne Oblivus Caris."

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