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St Michael`s Chapel : 20-December-2012
St Michael`s Chapel : 20-December-2012

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St Michael's Chapel which is in St Peters Church is a war memorial dedicated to those who died or were killed in World War One. The chapel contains stain glass windows dedicated in memory to Norman Reid, Julius Laycock, Frederick Measday, George Selway and the choristers who fell in battle.

On Tuesday evening (St. Andrew's Day) the 'war chapel,' which was recently erected as an annexe to St. Peter's Church,  Glenelg, was dedicated as the 'Chapel of St. Michael' by the Very Rev. the Dean of Adelaide, who was assisted by the rector (Rev. H. R. Cavalier,B.D.), the curate (Rev. A. M. Francis), and visiting clergy. The church was crowded, and among others present were His Excellency the Governor, who was attended by Capt. the Hon. Nigel Somerset, D.S.O., members of the Glenelg Corporation, and a number of returned soldiers. The chapel, the foundation stone of which was laid by Sir Ross Smith, is situated on the north side of the church.

The altar is to be surmounted by a bronze figure of Christ, and on the eastern wall are bronze tablets, which bear the names of 30 adherents of the church who gave their lives for their country in the great war. Five stained glass windows, representing the Allies, are to be dedicated to the memory of Messrs. George Selway, Frederick Measday, Julius Laycock, Norman Reid, and choristers of the church, who 'went west.' An honour roll containing the names of those connected with the church who enlisted in the A.I.F., and who returned to Glenelg, will shortly be erected.
The Register (Adelaide), 1 December 1920.

Location

Address:Torrens Square, St. Peter`s Church, Glenelg , 5045
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.978383
Long: 138.514728
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Mr G. K Soward (architect) Messrs Heaton, Butler & Bayne (windows)
Monument Manufacturer:Mr.W.T. Colyer (contractor)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 30th November, 1920
Front Inscription

A. M. D. G.

This stone was laid by Sir Ross Smith..K.B.E.,D.F.C.,M.C. March 27. 1920

Source: MA
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